Stripped Of His Nominations: Sjava!
It’s confirmed, MultiChoice strip Sjava of his 2 DStv Mzansi Viewer’s Choice Awards nominations, amid rape allegations levelled against him by Lady Zamar, making them the second event organiser to do so within a week.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the seriousness of the allegations levelled against Sjava, the Management of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival has withdrawn Sjava’s performance from the CTIJF 2020 line up. #CTIJF2020
— CAPE TOWN JAZZ FEST (@CTJazzFest) March 2, 2020
Earlier in the week, Cape Town International Jazz festival was the first to distance themselves from the artist, then yesterday MultiChoice confirmed that they were still considering doing the same while having ongoing negotiations between MultiChoice lawyers, the production team involved in the awards and Sjava’s management.
Good morning Zamartians
For grossly obvious reasons I won’t be attending / performing at the Shimza One Man Show on the 25th of December 2019.
I’ve stated all I need to and legal proceedings are still underway and I cannot in anyway be in an environment where I don’t feel safe
— Lady Zamar (@Lady_Zamar) December 19, 2019
Lady Zamar made the shocking allegations at the beginning of this week, which had Mzansi fans divided on the matter and even some ZAlebs trying to joke about the whole situation. Clearly event organisers are taking this matter very seriously and aren’t prepared to sit on the fence.
Sjava giving me his side of the story.
Me: yaqal' inkathazo madoda! pic.twitter.com/9srOTrqIc9
— iFani (@iFani_Haymani) March 3, 2020
Sjava was one of the top nominees for the upcoming DStv MVCA ceremony, which will be hosted by Minnie Dlamini-Jones on the 14th of March at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, competing against Sho Madjozi, Prince Kaybee, King Monada and Dr Tumi.
According to the Sowetan Live, Reggy Moalusi, the executive head of corporate affairs at MultiChoice South Africa had this to say, “The DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards has decided to withdraw the nomination of local artist Jabulani Hadebe popularly known as Sjava, from this year’s awards,”
“The decision to remove Sjava’s eligibility, including cancelling his performance at the awards is not one that has been made lightly, but we believe is in the best interest of all parties concerned.”
Sjava who has refuted the rape allegations in a lengthy statement is yet to respond to this recent development.
— Sjava indlalifa (@Sjava_atm) March 3, 2020
Do you think more brands will follow suit and this confirms that Sjava’s career is on a fast downward spiral?