Tunga’s director and writer Willard ‘Slimaz’ Magombedze dismissed allegations the television series has been banned over some scenes involving nudity.
The rumour startedafter Tunga failed to air last Friday. Magombedze said that technical difficulties were the only reason they failed to air episode 73 last Friday. Said Magombedze:
I have not received any communication of the ban from ZBC. I don’t know of any nudity scenes in the production. Tunga is an epic television production that is based on local traditions. It features a cast that is dressed in cultural based designs that some may deem as half naked. When I started Tunga there were talks of half-nakedness but people got used to it because it’s part of our culture as Africans. Our designs are not sexually suggestive. Apparently I design the outfits and hairstyles myself based on creative mind.