Zim festival organisers fear for Babes Wodumo's safety after tweets

Zim festival organisers fear for Babes Wodumo's safety after tweets

- Babes Wodumo has been dropped from a Zimbabwean festival as organisers fear for her safety

- Xenophobic comments made on her Twitter account made the singer unwelcome in the country

- Babes claimed she wasn't behind the comments and was hacked (again)

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After xenophobic comments were made on her Twitter account, Babes Wodumo has been dropped from a Zimbabwean festival.

She would have headlined the Mapopoma Festival at the Victoria Falls Sports Club in Victoria Falls from 29 to 31 December.

The organisers fear for her safety and say that festival-goers 'want her head' and it was decided that she should not attend, TimesLIVE reports.

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Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Babes blamed hackers for the comments, in which Nigerians were accused of human trafficking in SA and fingers pointed at Zimbabweans for taking RDP houses built for South Africans.

Patrick Mhofu Musonza, the festival's operations director and founder, says Babes' safety was the main consideration for cutting her from the festival.

"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."

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The festival's organisers and Babes' team have been in discussions but no resolutions were reached.

"They have sent us screenshots of the hackers apparently apologising but who hacks and then apologises?"

Babes insists she didn't say anything xenophobic.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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