Recently the South African dancer, Zodwa Wabantu, was deported from Zambia, based on her trademark personality which involves performing without wearing any underwear.
According to reports, the controversial woman was denied entrance upon landing at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport on Saturday, March 10, 2018. This prevented her from attending an album launch, where she had been scheduled for an erotic display. The report was confirmed by her promoter, Lucky Munakampe.
He told AFP News of the Zambian authorities’ decision to send back Wabantu to her home country.
“I can confirm that Zodwa has been deported back to South Africa by the immigration department,” says Munakampe.
A morally driven Zambia state has revealed its disinterest when it concerns accommodating individuals who have shown a low appreciation for good conduct and social etiquette.
This was reiterated by the country’s Religious Affairs Minister, Godfridah Sumaili.
“Zambia is a Christian nation where morality and ethics have to be followed. We don’t expect a woman to dance without underwear,” Sumaili mentioned in a chat with AFP
However Zodwa Wabantu felt like she became a pawn in a fight between Zambian authorities, and her promoters in the country, after she was deported from the country.
Zodwa told TshisaLIVE she arrived in Zambia late on Friday night ahead of a scheduled performance in the country on Saturday evening. She was stopped by immigration authorities, and escorted to a hotel with no real explanation about what was happening.
“They stopped me at the airport and said I couldn’t perform. They didn’t give me any reasons. I think our promoters were also in the dark. I didn’t even leave the hotel.”
Zodwa said she was not angry with Zambian authorities and hoped to return to the country soon.