Dikgosi want Zodwa mould performers ‘screened’

Zodwa during Millitary Festival fest in Rasesa PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Zodwa during Millitary Festival fest in Rasesa PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Kgosi Sibangani Mosojane of North East region recently asked the Minister of Defence, Justice and Security Kgotla Autlwetse if it was possible to screen foreign artists before they come to perform in Botswana.

This came after Kgosi Oleyo Ledimo from Maun region asked Autlwetswe at Ntlo Ya Dikgosi to state whether he was aware that recently there has been a performing artist who performed on stage displaying her private parts. Responding to the question about screening of foreign artists before entry into the country, Autlwetse said even if they could screen artists before they enter the country, screening cannot tell whether the person would later undress or not on stage. “We can screen looking at their behavior but what they are going to do during the show is unpredictable,” he said.

The performing artist in question, Zodwa Wabantu from South Africa allegedly broke the law in the shows she performed at this past festive season. The Botswana Police Service (BPS) has since issued a warrant of arrest against her. Zodwa has been charged with traffic in obscene publications. According to section 178 Subsection 1(e) of the Penal code of Botswana, traffic in obscene publications in this case means any person who publicly exhibits any indecent show or performance or any show or performance tending to corrupt morals.

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