South African socialite and entertainer Zodwa Wabantu has duped local promoter Biggie Chinoperekweyi of Devine Assignments as she went incommunicado, forcing the promoter to cancel, at the 11th hour, her scheduled appearance at a gig last night in Harare and today’s show in Bulawayo.
The Mzansi star was expected in the country yesterday for a show at Private Lounge in the capital and Club Connect in Bulawayo, but vanished despite having been fully paid for the trip.
This is the second time that Devine Assignments has been left with egg on the face because of Zodwa.
Zodwa was initially expected to came in September for three shows in Bulawayo, Harare and Mutare, but without explanation, she cancelled the trip on the last hour.
In a statement yesterday, Chinoperekweyi described Zodwa’s conduct as unprofessional and deceitful.
“Devine Assignments regrets to announce the cancellation of Zodwa Wabantu’s scheduled two-show tour of Zimbabwe, which was supposed to start today (yesterday) in Harare and Friday (today) in Bulawayo.
“While effort was made to ensure that the socialite fulfils her scheduled appearances, in bad faith and with no communication, Zodwa has gone incommunicado and all access lines to her are either going unanswered or are totally off.
“While we appreciate that her legions of fans in Zimbabwe have been clamouring to have us bring her to the nation, our patience has worn thin and barring a very spectacular explanation from Zodwa, we will not be having any further dealings with her.
“As we had paid her, we are treating this unfortunate incident of bad faith, unprofessionalism and outright deceit as fraud and we will be advised by our partners on the way forward.”