Yesterday acting Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry Patrick Zhuwao banned South African dancer Zodwa Wabantu from participating at the Harare International Carnival. This came after former Studio 263 actress Anne Nhira had written a letter of objection. Nhira then posted on Facebook that she was ecstatic that the government had reacted quickly to her letter. Her post attracted more than 1 700 comments in less than 12 hours. The post also sparked debate, as some people were not amused with her antics while others defended her.
Here is her post and some of the responses:
I am ecstatic that the Zimbabwean Government has responded quickly to my letter of objection about “Zodwa wabantu” coming to Zimbabwe .She will no longer be attending the Zimbabwe National Tourism Carnival event.The Zimbabwean Government has made the decision and I am happy with their decision as stated in the letter below from the Acting Minister of Tourism,and the Minister of Youth ,Indigenization and Economic Empowerment , Honourable Patrick Zhuwao after receiving my Letter of concern together with Ministry of Women Affairs and Ministry of Rural Development
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Thulisile Thulie Matshazi – Women are each others worst enemies.No we dnt need men to pull us down we gt it covered on our own!
Wadzanai Tsanga – Well done girl. Ignore comments and stick to your guns.
King Krued – You did great, how about sending more letters about things that actually matter. Like 2.2m jobs, the missing 15bn, potholes and defunct hospitals, and see if your cherished honourables will entertain you. *frivolous much?
Tjiyapo Velempini – Zimbabweans being Zimbabweans, sweating the small trivial stuff. Not the elephant in the room
Conte Wekwa Madimu – I think u wre motivated by jealous more than reason……coz look @ it ,whos interests wre u protecting…..how revealing is Zodwa compared to e other actor’s that are still participating…….if u really genuine,why not tell your gvnt to ban e entire thing instead of being a hypocritical preacher………
Katsande Africa Tendai – I think let me just say that as a citizen indeed everyone is entitled to their own opinion and rights as outlined in our constitution, now not wearing panties is not an offence as long as when u don’t wear them its not in e realm of ‘indecent exposure’ which is definitely an offence. The protest against Zodwa performing because hapfeke pant will not change behavior yevanhu in terms of those vagara vasingapfeke. So for me yes, Gvt has taken a position and we are guided accordingly. However i have no doubt the Carnival will be exciting with or without panties.
Simon Sevenzayi Chibaya – Zimbabwe will turn to one of these Arab countries and u will regret what u wished for . …..this road u walked is dangerous and stupid …..
Trevor Chapenga – Signs and symptoms of a failed actor
Mbali Magalela – Can you write a letter to ban all Zimbabweans in South Africa too.
Ritta Hove – Zodwa is hassling to pay her bills, just like you’re hassling in her motherland. Stop being a sore loser in the arts industry Anne. It’s called 21st century entertainment, zvatosiyana ne studio what, what. Zvino vazviziva unogara in mzansi, hameno ikoko. Nyaya yako is full of wrong timing. Tiri pahasha after DIsGrace yakapfuura so hatisi kuda ma funnies asingasekese.
Being Tsie – Iiiii mwana iwe, wakabva wanyanyawo. Kutonyora tsamba here veduwee? I think you should apologise to Zodwa. Zodwa is who she is and she harms nobody!
Ric Mus – Arikutya competition, manje hatiuyi kwako isu
Dexter Jika Burutu – Asi ma petition e cancer or sugar medicine to b free hamunyore busy kunyora mapetition asina basa. U just jealous that zodwa is mekin money from her talent unlike urself u failed to use ur talent. Siya zodwa auye shaaa
Tinashe Ba Unie Mutimba – Ndeyako wega here Zimbabwe yacho yaunoto ganza nayo..and worse still Zodwa anga asiri kunoona vana vekumba kwenyu cz already iwe hauko uri kuSA…kana kuonda kwakukurwadza ka ….unofunga ka drama kamaiita kaikotsirisa kakukuita kt upe ma decisions?Msoro kt chigubhu cheweti nxa
Rodney Chikobvu – Zodwa zvinhu, Anne kanhu hehehe jealous kills
Velempini Veap Thuthani Ndlovu – You should have written a letter telling Zhuwao to tell his 93 year old uncle that normal retirement age is 65 years old and that he should resign. Also tell Zhuwao since you’re bosom buddies that the bond notes are not a good idea
nor are the many roadblocks and and and
Marshall Machingauta – What a piece of garbage Anne Nhira is! Don’t you have better things to complain to your government about? Shame.
Sonny Homu – Zvipo zvinosiyana Anne Nhira .iwe une tsotso dzako dzemakumbo, leave Zodwa nezondo rake. ndopanoti gumbozve. pants or no pants who cares???after all it’s summertime
Tafadzwa Makamure – Of all the things to complain to this gvt about,uyu asarudza kucomplainer Zodwa. Smh. Tsvee kuti hakuna cash,or kuti zvitupa zvesimbi hazvivhote…aiwa iye arwadziwa nazodwa. Kurai mhani mazimba
John Skiez Sithole – Kuto poster nyaya yako wakadekara wadii kuchivanza hakozve, if u do something like u better cover ur tracks, ndaifunga kuti wakangwara ini. No positive comments for today, people are hustling all over the world don’t stop them.