South African singer, Babes Wodumo who was booked to headline the Mapopoma Festival at the Victoria Falls Sports Club in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, from 29-31 December 2019, has been dropped by organizers of the event over her tweets which supported xenophobia.
Recall that she had a heated exchange with Nigerian singer, Ice Prince over the xenophobic attacks.
She also accused Nigerians of bringing in drugs into South Africa, an act she claimed led to the xenophobic attacks.
Babes went on to allege that Zimbabweans were stealing RDP houses meant for South Africans.
After being attacked by many Africans, came out to claim her Twitter account was hacked.
However, the festival’s founder and operations director, Patrick Mhofu Musonza was not convinced with what she said as he has warned her not to set foot in Zimbabwe.
In his word;
“We wanted Babes to perform but after that tweet, the people who are going to the festival are after her head. Once she arrives in Zimbabwe, her safety is our concern. So it is mainly because of her safety and security concerns (that we have cancelled her performance).
“These are all red flags for us. She is claiming to be hacked but people are not buying that. We do not know whether she was hacked or not but if she is claiming she is hacked, we have to believe her.”
Going further, Musonza said the singer’s management sent over screenshots of messages from the hackers who apologized.
He, however, said they doubt the messages were from hackers as no one hacks an account and also apologizes.
“They have sent us screenshots of the hackers apparently apologising but who hacks and then apologises?” he added.