South African dancer Zodwa Wabantu has revealed that she has been asked to lie on why she did not come at the Harare International Carnival.
They have advised me to say I had caught the flu and could not attend. I won’t say that because what these people have done is totally not on. Before this carnival there had been a lot of controversy surrounding my appearance there. I had fans who wanted to see me. I am very disappointed.
Zodwa said the cancellation was done via WhatsApp from Tatenda Mrembe, who is a promoter and events company manager. It reads:
The bottom line is there is pressure on the tourism authority for the postponement of the show. We have been told inexplicably to postpone this show, so for the sake of brands and yours it’s just better to say that you fell ill and you would postpone your appearance in Zim. Send me your SA bank account so that we can compensate your loss. Trust me, love. This was beyond our control.