Zambia has officially announced that South African entertainer Zodwa Wabantu is not welcome to perform in the country.
National Arts Council Director Maanka Chipindi said the dancer has been banned because dancing on stage without wearing panties was against public interest.
The Association says allowing Zodwa to perform in Zambia will be against the country’s national values.
In a letter to the promoter of the event, Sunset Sound Production, the Association stated that Zodwa’s invitation to Zambia will if granted, be against public interest.
The Association has since advised the promoters to appeal the decision to the Ministry of Tourism within 21 days if aggrieved with the decision.
But the Promoters of the event have protested against the decision by the National Arts Council of Zambia to bar Zodwa.
They have since appealed the decision to the Minister of Tourism and Arts who is away in Germany attending the Berlin Tourism Expo.