Zimbabwe Tourism Authority chief executive officer Karikoga Kaseke has apologised to popular South African socialite and dancer Zodwa Wabantu for trying to force her to wear undergarments when she performs at the Harare International Carnival. Kaseke had said
I hope she will have her panties. If she cannot perform in panties then we don’t want her because chiefs (traditional leaders) will not like it.
However, Zodwa who has always made it public that she performs without any undergarments as she feels more comfortable, did not take this lying down and responded with
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.”
We preach every day about woman empowerment, gender- based violence and woman abuse and they want to tell me how I should do things? Bayanya!
It seems as if Kaseke got the message as he backed down yesterday, saying that Zodwa was free to perform without her undergarments.
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