South African dancer and socialite, Zodwa Wabantu responded to the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA)’s request that she must wear panties when she performs at the Harare International Carnival.
She said that she was not happy and should not have been invited. Said Wabantu:
They invited me knowing what I wear and how I perform in public. Who are they to change me? They are really out of line. I have worked hard all of my life to establish myself as a brand and they can’t change who I am. How did they invite me, knowing what I do and how I dress would offend them? They should have left me alone. I’m really not happy. They are out of their minds.