Cape Town - It seems like popular dancer Zodwa Wabantu will be performing in Zimbabwe.
On Wednesday night, Wabantu, whose real name is Zodwa Libram, took to social media to say that she will indeed be performing in Zimbabwe.
Earlier this week, we reported that the Zimbabwean acting minister of Tourism and Hospitality, Patrick Zhuwao, ruled that the Durbanite, famous for her sultry moves and revealing clothes, will not be allowed to perform at the Harare International Carnival.
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Zhuwao's ruling apparently came after actress Anne Nhira lodged a complaint to the tourism board that Wabantu should not be invited because she was not a Zimbabwean, she dressed scantily and she was a lesbian.
“This is an international event to promote the image of Zimbabwe. She is not Zimbabwean, and if we want dancers to perform at the event, there are local dancers who can do it.
“We don’t want a person who will tarnish our image as a country. She does her entertainment half-naked and she has publicly acknowledged that she is a lesbian," Nhira in an interview with The Star.
Wabantu also told The Star ealier this week that she was not aware that she was not welcome in Zimbabwe anymore. “They contacted me today to organise the plane ticket bookings. I know nothing about this.”
“I have performed in the country before, so what is the problem now?”
IOL and The Star