Zodwa Wabantu is set to perform at a festival that also features gospel singers and this isn't sitting right with League of African Churches' Bishop Samson Hlatshwayo. He feels she shouldn't be at the same event as gospel singers.
League of African Churches President, Bishop Samson Hlatshwayo, is upset that Zodwa Wabantu is booked for a festival that features gospel artists.
The Baceth Music Festival will be held in Eswatini in August and will include other musicians like DJ Tira and Babes Wodumo.
The bishop has warned the festival's organisers against mixing 'worldly things with the gospel', according to a report by TimesLIVE.
Apparently, the bishop feels that if a festival involves gospel singers, it should be an exclusively gospel event.
Hlatshwayo questioned how one could stand up and preach, and then someone comes and does something opposite.
However, Zodwa has hit back, saying that he should leave others to earn their money. To add a little sting, the TV star said even pastors have their own demons.
"Gospel artists are paid, just like me, by the promoters and they can refuse money if they want. I will be there, no matter what he says. He must go to church and let people pay him in tithe and leave us to make our money."
Briefly.co.za gathered that Mduduzi Mabuza, the Baceth Music Festival publicist, said the festival will not remove Zodwa from the line-up.
"The event will go ahead as we have advertised and all the artists who were booked will perform, including Zodwa.
"Whoever is booked but is not comfortable with Zodwa performing can withdraw themselves from the festival."
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