Zambia deports South African dancer, Zodwa Wabantu for performing without pant

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Controversial South African dancer, Zodwa Wabantu, who is popularly known for performing without underwear, was deported from Zambia on Sat, on the grounds that her performance would “undermine national values”.

“Zodwa has been deported,” her Zambian promoter Lucky Munakampe, confirmed the development, adding that she said she had flown out at 0520 gmt on a South African Airways flight.

Zambian musician Karasa Karayo was scheduled to launch his album on 10th March 2018 and the promoter for the show Sunset Sound Production, had lined up Zodwa to perform.

The organizers of the show same in a very statement earlier in the week that Zambia’s National Arts Council had rejected their application.

(NAC) claimed that permitting Zodwa to perform in Zambia are against the country’s national values adding that the appliance didn’t meet the 3 months amount during which to use for clearance. council additional same Zodwa’s performance in Zambia would be against public interest.

“The Council expressed that… Zodwa’s performances weren’t within the public interest and undermined our national values,” the statement same.

National guidance and religious Affairs Minister, Godfridah Sumaili last week told state-run newspaper the times of Zambia that Zodwa wasn’t welcome in the country and was promoting immorality together with her shows.

Zodwa says that once she confirmed that she wasn’t wearing underwear, she was deported, reports independent online.

Zodwa said that she wasn’t angry with Zambian authorities and hoped to come to the country soon.

“Leave them to fight, i’ll be back once they areasure} ready to have me. There was most fighting between them. i’m simply an entertainer who was invited to perform. i was stuck in the middle of it all. i’d like to still perform in Zambia within the future.”

Earlier in the week Zodwa told TshisaLIVE that she would move with plans to perform within the country, despite suggestions that she wouldn’t be welcome by authorities over her decision to not wear underwear while acting.

“I assume that people are sure just attempting to sabotage me and also the event. The underwear issue is my choice and that i don’t perceive why folks are thus upset. There are Christians who do a lot of worse things behind closed doors.”

She said that authorities were hoping to pray for her and cast out her “demons” while she was in the country.

“I can ne’er wear a pantie. I won’t change who i’m for them. perhaps they think they’ll pray for {me or make me better. I survived 2017 and i can survive this year. they will go and *fuck* off if they have a problem with it.”

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