Due to a security threat that occurred on Saturday night, Berita was unable to complete her set at the Kwanokuthula Stadium in Plettenberg Bay.
Berita and Vth Season would like to extend their apologies to the excited 2000 fans that come out to see Berita perform, where she was the headliner and only performing act on the line-up.
Two songs into Berita’s performance, a man with a machete made his way on stage and started cutting sound cables before proceeding to follow Berita with the knife. Berita and her manager, Ninel Musson, who was with her at the time, both managed to escape unharmed.
“It was one of the scariest incidents I have experienced at a show. I was with Berita and we are both grateful to have escaped alive and unharmed. We regret that Berita was unable to complete her set as the crowd in attendance were extremely excited to see her perform and many travelled from far to witness the African Jewel live,” expressed Ninel Musson, Director at Vth Season.
Even though in shock, Berita wanted to go back and complete her set to the thousands of fans who came out, but was told it was not safe to do so. Berita is shattered at the turn of events and was looking forward to giving a spectacular performance of her latest album to fans from Cape Town and the Eastern Cape, the province that birthed her career.
Previous communication by Berita on social media indicated that the man had been arrested, but it is unfortunately not the case and he is still at large. It is alleged that the man was seemingly deranged.
Berita and Vth Season would like to thank all her fans for the constant support and to let them know that this negative incidence will not prevent Berita from going back to the Cape to perform soon.