Promoter fumes over Zodwa Wabantu no-show

By Bongani Ndlovu

A Zimbabwean promoter has accused South African entertainer Zodwa Wabantu of fraud after she was paid in full for two shows in the country, but dodged a chaperone who had been sent to pick her up in Durban.

Zodwa Wabantu | Dj Muntu's Birthday Celebration Eyadini
Zodwa Wabantu | Dj Muntu’s Birthday Celebration Eyadini

Zodwa Wabantu was supposed to entertain revellers at Private Lounge in Harare yesterday and Club Connect in Bulawayo tonight.

This is the second time Zodwa Wabantu has failed to turn up for a show after she cancelled three shows in Zimbabwe at the 11th hour last month.In a statement Devine Assignments, promoters of the show, have vowed never to work with Zodwa Wabantu describing her as an unprofessional and deceitful artiste and they are considering taking legal action against her.

“Our patience has worn thin and barring a very spectacular explanation from Zodwa, we won’t be having any further dealings with her. We’d paid her, we are treating this unfortunate incident of bad faith, unprofessionalism and outright deceit as fraud and we’ll be advised by our partners on the way forward.

We deeply regret this turn of events for the fans who were anticipating the show,” read part of the statement.

Devine Assignments said on Tuesday a chaperone was sent to Durban to accompany Zodwa Wabantu to Harare for her show yesterday, but Mzansi’s most sought after entertainer switched off her phones.

“To ensure she turns up, we as an entertainment entity had sent an emissary to Durban to be her chaperone and accompany her to Harare for her tour.

Although she had talked to the chaperone and promised to pick them up from the airport, Zodwa did not turn up and has been running circles around the chaperone and us has now gone incommunicado and all access lines to her are either going unanswered, or are totally off,” read the statement.As such Devine Assignments said they had no option but to cancel both shows.

Efforts to get a comment from Zodwa Wabantu were fruitless as her phone was not reachable.

However, her timeline on Instagram shows that yesterday Zodwa Wabantu was in Durban promoting her single with Cyndo called Bheja at Cafe Vacca Matta.

South African artistes have in the past swindled Zimbabwean promoters and this has led them to be arrested when they re-enter the country for other engagements after affected promoters laid charges against them.

Should Devine Assignments decide to lay charges against Zodwa Wabantu she risks being detained next time she lands in Zimbabwe like her Afrotainment stable mate and countryman NaakMusiQ.

The Call Out hit-maker two years ago was arrested and detained at the Bulawayo Central Police Station before a show at Horizon Night Club (now Club Vista).

He was detained because he had failed to pitch up for a show he was paid in full for at the now defunct Club Forty 40 in 2013.

South African DJ Sbu allegedly faces arrest in Bulawayo after he failed to pitch for booked shows. It is reported that he owes money from as far back as 2009. The Chronicle

  • ngaauye tione n’enyu

  • mukaona munhu asingapfeke pant achitaridza vanhu privacy yake mmmmmmmm
    apa sua vanhu vari kungorasa mari wy can’t u donate the money kumaChildren’s home
    Promoters b serious

  • Hatidi tsvina muno

  • In your own sanity, what were you promoting kahle kahle?

  • Zodwa is a disgrace to womanhood

  • Kuda kutiunzira nzenza kuno ngaarege hanya nani kutambisa mari

  • Zodwa did a good job Next time the promoter must learn to promote locals.Why bringing a naked lady to Zim

  • Kkkkkk munopera mari rasta.

  • Aida ku promoter chii

  • Yea manzwa bata Bev ariko imi nanga nanga nemunhu weku mhiri

  • Tibvirwe munomudii zondwa motinyadzisa

  • What do need from zondwa wembutu?? Want ppl to see her pusy. Yes forwa mari yacho dununu

  • All this hype for Zodwa just to see her naked? The woman is not even a good dancer but hey let ppl be

  • Send the promoter to jail for promoting porno graphics. That zodwa is wicked. Don’t say that she turned down the show, she turned down what you want to see. Remember rotten meat attracts many flies so is zodwa.

    • Under which section of law he or she have to be prosecuted?

  • Zodwa she is a sick-minded person, she calls her self Zodwa wabantu .shame on her she is Zodwa wamasatani

  • Zodwa is filled with demons from Sodom and Gomora.She must wear a pantie in our country.

  • What’s all this fuss about this zodwa thing? What exactly does the promoter see in her.Could have donated all that money to charity.Hapana kana dhiri paye .Kungoona munhu asina pant,let’s be serious for once .

  • Rohwa Mari iwe kutobhadhara Mari kuti mbuya iyo itambe isina bhurugwa
    Ivo vanoenda kunowona zodwa wacho need help ma zimbo munongo hakira pa zvose zvose zvisina basa

  • Yah thats a livin prostitute let her eat fools money

  • Kurohwa mari kairi kkkkkkk wakamama

  • Love macomments evacommenter.need we say more?

  • Icho!

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

  • Zodwa is possesed with demons

  • Ko mhunu anobhadarwa asati aita basa?

  • Really promoting the spirit of prostitution in our country. I wonder if this promoter is a parent. will he even show the pics of that lady to his family? please take your Zodwa away and leave us with our Zimbabwe. iwe neni tine basa. Asante Sana

    • Just tell the promoter not to worry about Zodwa his wife or daughter can go naked in place of Zodwa, idiot promoter.

  • Yooooo Zimbos want to be smart talking bad about Zodwa. The Zimbos men are the one filling up strip shows in SA whilst the Zimbos ladies are magoshas in the city. Don’t hide dust under the carpet. Beside swear at me it’s a fact

    • Does that give room for that to transpire in our nation bro do yiu wish you daughter to be a prostitute? Ko panonzi royera kure paiitirwei ? Talk like an adult bro

    • Point of correction Zodwa is just a dancer beside dancing pantless. She is not magosha. Only must invited and perform adults only. Even in TV shows there is age group

  • Ummmm manakirwa,,,kuda kutiunzira Zondwa for what???

  • Useless and lifeless bitch what so special about her nudity spree know ye not that she is possed by her mother’s spirit to send man to hell ?.JEZEBEL’S DAUGHTER

  • Wakamama ndo zvaunoda Good Zodwa you know how to treat mboko dzevanhu dzinoda zvinhu too much

  • Uncivilized woman thanks for staying away

  • I wish she had swindled them of a million more. Whats so important about Zodwa??

  • It happens when one promotes sh*t ! His wife n kids know he pumped out money to see some b**ch walking naked?? Oh he is not even a family man or is he?

  • U wonder whats so special in dancing pantless. Wr have Bev and Zoey to quench those with a sexual appetite.

  • Kuda zvinhu too much.kutonzvenga vakadzi mudzimba kuda kuona chaZodwa.

  • Zodwa akatowedzera mari yenyu kutenga imba yaakatenga

  • great news ZODWA we dont need her

  • Mxxxxxxm wasting money on promoting shit

  • Kkkkk God is in control, why would you waste money for such disgusting thing,.

  • Please Nehanda Radio Zodwa stories dzakutibhowa tinevakadzi vakanakisa kumukunda hatichadi kuramba tongonzwa zvazodwa she is an illuminati why do you instantly repeating Zodwa Wabantu nude photos,I am now blocking your page

  • Wamama

  • Zodwa and Nehanda Radio to hell useless news platform

  • Ndivo vanhu varikuchinjisa tsika dzevana vedu kufamba munhu as in a kupfeka here so

  • God has taken over,u misplaced yo money 💵 there are beta things to promote.

  • Spend those U S dollars eSandton City girlie. Confused promoter . Why not half down first ?

  • Saves the diot right. What was she gonna showcase? Her punani?

  • Munomudiiko anotamba asina kupfeka todzidzeyi ipapo

  • Yaa mamama

  • Very STUPID IDIOT. What exactly are you promoting? You deserve to go to jail.

  • By the way zodwa hachizi chinhu ,just as much as the promoter haazi chinhu zva vharana we got enough non panty wearing silent beauties in Zimbabwe 🇿🇼 kutadza kupa local artists Mari achishevedza rubbish from South Africa 🇿🇦

    • Asvotwa ngarutse ndini ndadaro plus chekundiita hapana👊🇿🇼

    • She not even a good dancer we gut lotta good dancers in the country. Haana dhiri uyu

    • Simple touch who’s the promoter anyway

    • Oh I didn’t even care to read just very opposed to pantyless disadorning zodwa😜👊👍

    • Oh I didn’t even care to read just very opposed to pantyless disadorning zodwa😜👊👍

    • Oh I didn’t even care to read just very opposed to pantyless disadorning zodwa😜👊👍

    • Better still let me not worry about the former or the later becuase the two hazvizi chinhu in plural 😜😡

    • Better still let me not worry about the former or the later becuase the two hazvizi chinhu in plural 😜😡

    • Better still let me not worry about the former or the later becuase the two hazvizi chinhu in plural 😜😡

    • That’s a good point, the very same point I have been trying to make to the useless and corrupt ANC government that zimbos in SA are not needed, we have enough of our own people who can do the jobs they do

  • Kkkkkk chihvaroo Mari taenda

  • Show chiiko kubvisa pant ndoshow yacho

  • Dodge kuindepi, aaah muno neh, is she of any valueto us

  • Lol 😂 paid for Two ✌ shows? To show what? Jah prayzah is paid to show his singing talent. Ko Zodwa? 🤔

  • We are a cultured nation
    We don’t want this demon in Zimbabwe
    New Zimbabwe is about new image

  • Its God dear Promoter,can u sue him?

  • Ivo vanhu varikumidiiko nhai?

  • Njengoba u Mugabe esephumile esikhundleni, selizaletha ingcekeza yenu yonke. Looks like God had put Mugabe there for a purpose!!

  • Please cut this zodzwa this , zodzwa that. What is so special about her that has made Zimbabwe promoters look like fools?

  • Akafonerwa na Vimbai Jari akanzi ukangoendako chete

  • chaaida kupromoter ipapo chii,benzi iroro ndoringatoda kuunganidzirwa vanhu

  • eish

    ohh we waiting to screw her maybe another day

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