Speaking to HMetro after his interview on Star FM with the 326 duo of Phathisani Sibanda and KVG, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) ceo Karikoga Kaseke revealed that acting Tourism Minister Patrick Zhuwao banned Zodwa Wabantu from performing at the Harare International Carnival without following due process.
Kaseke said that Zhuwao reached the decision to ban Zodwa without consulting them as the organisers of the carnival. He also said that he had not notified of the ban almost 24 hours after the letter responding to Anne Nhira’s complaint was written. Said Kaseke:
The minister responded to Nhira without consulting us, that is my only problem because we ZTA are the organisers of the carnival for the minister. And if this is what happened that he wrote to Nhira, because i have not seen the minister to confirm if that is what he did. If he did, he responded to misleading information. Nhira used hearsay information to mislead the minister.