Events promoter David “DJ Token” Issa said Zodwa was booked as the headline act at the African Block Party but didn’t pitch.
ZODWA Wabantu failed to show up at a gig in Benoni, Ekurhuleni, on Saturday.
“I contacted her on WhatsApp about an event I was organising and told her I had R15 000.
But before the event, David got a call from a woman claiming to be Zodwa’s manager. She asked if Zodwa could perform at 9pm instead of 11pm.
“I called the manager of African Block Party at around 9pm as agreed, but they never took my calls. I continued to call Zodwa, but she ignored my calls.
“I called the woman supposed to be her manager and she said I must call back in 30 minutes. When I eventually spoke to her, I heard Zodwa was in Newcastle.”
“I’m very disappointed. We want our money back. I want to clear my image,” he said.
Zodwa apologised for not making it to the gig.
“I am sorry to my fans and the organiser and will definitely pay back the money used to book me,” she said.
She said she had to perform in Newcastle on the same day.
“I thought I’d manage, but time was against me. I ended up being available for the Newcastle event only. I’m sorry I disappointed my audience.”