Zodwa scraps Zim tour at 11th hour

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Bon­gani Ndlovu Showbiz Cor­re­spon­dent

SOUTH African so­cialite Zodwa Wa­bantu yes­ter­day can­celled her three-day Zim­babwe tour at the 11th hour with­out giv­ing rea­sons.

Zodwa Wa­bantu was sup­posed to grace Pri­vate Lounge in Harare today, Club 263 in Mutare to­mor­row and fi­nally Club Con­nect in Bu­l­awayo on Sun­day. Her can­cel­la­tion comes af­ter she post­poned her Bu­l­awayo show that was sup­posed to be held yes­ter­day.

The South African en­ter­tainer stirred con­tro­versy two months ago af­ter she was barred from at­tend­ing the Harare In­ter­na­tional Car­ni­val as her act was deemed in­de­cent. This might be the rea­son why Zodwa can­celled her lat­est tour.

Ac­cord­ing to the or­gan­iser of her visit to Zim­babwe, Big­gie Chinop­erek­wei, Zodwa Wa­bantu did not give any rea­son for the can­cel­la­tion.

He said every­thing was in or­der in terms of be­ing cleared by the rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties and all that was left was for Zodwa to land in Zim­babwe.

“Our pa­pers were ready and every­thing in­clud­ing her air tick­ets, ac­com­mo­da­tion and re­fresh­ments was set. We did every­thing we could to make sure she comes and is com­fort­able. She has de­cided not to come for her own rea­sons and there is noth­ing we can do. We can’t force her to come if she does not feel like com­ing,” said a dis­ap­pointed Chinop­erek­wei.

He said Zodwa’s three-day na­tional tour was or­gan­ised be­cause of the in­ter­est in her from the peo­ple of Zim­babwe.

“We were host­ing Zodwa not be­cause we love her but be­cause a lot of our clients like her. She has a lot of sup­port and ev­ery day we re­ceive calls from peo­ple in­quir­ing about her,” said Chinop­erek­wei.

Zodwa Wa­bantu was in the United King­dom with fel­low South African DJ Bongz over the past week­end.

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