Zimbabwe Tourism Authority chief executive officer Karikoga has said that the Harare International Carnival benefitted from the controversy on whether South African dancer Zodwa Wabantu was going to perform. Kaseke revealed the turnout for the carnival was quite high. Zodwa was banned from performing at the Carnival after former Studio 263 actress Anne Nhira petitioned for her to be banned.
Speaking to journalists on Monday, Kaseke said:
Apart from the peaceful environment, we also attribute this tremendous growth of the event to the controversy that surrounded Zodwa as many people including women attended the event anticipating seeing her.
Our recently held fourth edition of Harare International Carnival was ranked as the best carnival in Africa by an organisation based in the UK called Sacrotis.
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