South African dancer, Zodwa Wabantu’s performance at Harare International Carnival in Zimbabwe has been cancelled.
Zodwa who dances with no panties to entertain fans was scheduled to join Brazilian and Cuban samba dancers for a carnival in Zimbabwean but has been banned after the public raised an eyebrow.
Initially, there were reports that the dancer was told to wear underwear as there would be traditional leaders present who would not appreciate her signature look an arrangement Zodwa described as restrictive.
“They know who I am so why did they ask me to do the gig?”
Actress AnneAnne Nhira who officially petitioned the Tourism Ministry argued strongly that using such an amount to invite a dancer considered by many as a misfit is misplaced.
She added that the government instead of inviting Zodwa can give that platform to local talents to showcase their talent.
“Zodwa dances with no panties and posts naked pictures on social media. How does that qualify her to be a Zimbabwe national tourist attraction and to attend a function of the highest stature this year?
“We have one of the highest unemployment rates and whatever Zodwa, a South African provocateur who is not even one of the top socialites in South Africa is [sic] getting paid could have gone to another young Zimbabwean woman who has worked tirelessly and does so decently, or a dancer if the intention was that particular?
“We have dancers and socialites in Zimbabwe who would benefit from this national tourist exposure.”
Meanwhile, Private Lounge Manager,Thelma Zuva has maintained that the Zodwa fever will be in full swing in their club as they have a standing agreement with her.