Jabulani Hadebe could face more problems after the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) cancelled his performance after he was accused of rape!usician Sjava, real name
The Sowetan reports that pay-TV MultiChoice is weighing its options on Sjava participating in the upcoming DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards.
According to the publication, MultiChoice publicist Ntabiseng Motsei said they were not ready to make an official statement on the matter and promised an announcement today.
They further report that the delay in making the decision was due to consultations between MultiChoice lawyers, production team involved in the awards and Jabulani Hadebe’s management.
The DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Awards will be held next week at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg.
The rape accused Jabulani Hadebe is one of the top nominees with two nominations for the awards.
Minnie Dlamini will host DStv Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards on Saturday, March 14th.
On Wednesday, organizers of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival announced that they had pulled the plug on Sjava due to the rape allegations made against him.
Jabulani Hadebe was billed to perform at the event on the 28th of March.
Jabulani Hadebe’s withdrawal from the Cape Town International Jazz Festival came after the organizers learnt about the case of rape that was opened against him by his ex-girlfriend and fellow musician Lady Zamar.
Jabulani has since issued a statement denying the allegations made by Lady Zamar.
“There are a number of reasons I have not spoken about this matter in public and chose to rather follow the legal process. Kodwa, it has now become impossible to remain quiet. At the same time, I am only going to share information that is necessary to share due to the latest news reports.
“It is not my intention to stand trial by social media,” reads a statement released by Jabulani Hadebe.
The musician born in Bergville, KwaZulu Natal hasn’t said anything about him being cancelled from events.