ZODWA BLASTS PRUDE ZAM­BIA

Daily Nation Newspaper - - HOME NEWS - By EVERSON LUHANGA and KGALALELO TLHOAELE

WHEN Zodwa Wa­bantu ar­rived back in Mzansi af­ter be­ing de­ported from Zam­bia she said she was not plan­ning on wear­ing panties any­time soon. The pop­u­lar dancer was sent home by the au­thor­i­ties in Lusaka on Satur­day af­ter ar­riv­ing in the coun­try for a pri­vate event the pre­vi­ous day.

Zodwa told Daily Sun: “Im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cials asked me whether I was wear­ing any un­der­wear.

“I proudly told them I was not and I was not plan­ning on wear­ing any,” Zodwa was held by im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cials for an in­ter­view on Fri­day be­fore be­ing booked into a ho­tel overnight and put on the first flight out on Satur­day morn­ing.

Lucky Mu­nakape of Sun­set Sound Pro­duc­tion who had booked Zodwa for his pri­vate event said he still did not know why she had been de­ported. “When we ap­plied to the Na­tional Arts Coun­cil for Zod­was clear­ance a few weeks ago they de­nied our re­quest say­ing it was against the coun­try’s val­ues,” he said

“We then spoke to the Min­is­ter of Na­tional Guid­ance and ex­plained Zodwa would just be a spec­ta­tor. The Min­is­ter then re­tracted a state­ment she had ear­lier sent out stat­ing Zodwa would be banned from com­ing in to the coun­try.

“We were un­der the im­pres­sion that all was well and we were sur­prised by what hap­pened on Zod­was ar­rival.”

Lucky said he wanted to apol­o­gise to afro­tain­ment and Zodwa for the way she was treated.

The dancer known for her sexy moves, said Zam­bian im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cials were nice to her. “They said it was not about me but rather about the laws of their coun­try,” she said.

“I will not change for any one, but I want my fans in Zam­bia to know I love them and we will meet in streets and at other events,”

Zodwa

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