Zodwa Wabantu has set the record straight that she’s been banned from performing in Zambia. Reports claimed that Zambia has barred South African entertainer Zodwa Wabantu from entering the country to “avoid corrupting public morals”.
National Guidance and Religious Affairs Minister, Godfridah Sumaili, previously told the local Zambian publication The Times of Zambia that Wabantu was not welcome in the country because she promotes immorality with her shows.
“It is clear we are a Christian nation and we uphold the values of morality and ethics… as a nation, we cannot allow such. I mean, someone performing without underwear, there’s no morality there,” Godfridah was quoted as saying.
Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Zodwa told the publication that nothing would stop her from performing in Zambia and slammed “hypocrites” who had labelled her “unchristian.”
“I have signed all the paperwork and I am flying out later this week to perform there. I think that people are just trying to sabotage me and the event. The underwear thing is my choice and I don’t understand why people are so upset. There are Christians who do much worse things behind closed doors,” – she said.
Zodwa also revealed that everything is in order and she is heading off to the country this weekend and that her R35 000 booking fee has been fully paid.
Wabantu shared a screenshot of a newspaper saying “We have not banned Zodwa Wabantu from coming to Zambia but there is no morality in her dancing without underwear,” – says Godfridah Sumaili.