On Friday morning an excited Zodwa Wabantu shared a video of herself dancing at the airport just moments before she was set to get onto her flight for Zambia. Little did she know that hours later she would be headed back to South Africa.
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On Saturday Zambian authorities deported the controversial dancer, who is well known for her sultry dance moves and performing without panties, on the grounds that her performance would “undermine national values”. She was billed to perform on Saturday in Lusaka at the launch of a music album organised by a local entertainment company, Sunset Sound Production.
— Marcus Mashilo (@Marcusmashilo) March 10, 2018
Zodwa began trending on social media not long after news of her deportation broke, and East Coast Radio presenters Ricky and Carol Ofori managed to get the performer on the line after her deportation. Zodwa clarified how events unravelled before she was shown the door.
Zodwa claims she was asked as to whether she was wearing underwear, and that her answer would decide if she gets the chance to perform or not. Zodwa says that when she confirmed that she was not wearing panties, she was deported.
Zodwa included that she was “stressed over her people”, yet happy that she was paid her R40 000 in advance. When she was asked whether she will wear underwear when she tours America, Zodwa was reluctant to respond for fear of ‘losing cash’, but said that whether she wears an undies or not is her decision and that many women don’t wear underwear.
— Simon Carter (@simonislive) March 10, 2018