Controversial South African entertainer and dancer, Zodwa Wabantu has been banned from entering Malawi on moral grounds.
Authorities in the southern African country made the announcement forbidding Zodwa Wabantu from entering or performing in the country because her very revealing and immoral dance moves which was not in conformity with the nation’s moral standards.
Malawi has joined the likes of Zambia and Zimbabwe who had previously banned the entertainer from performing in their countries.
Wabantu has built a career from explicit dancing styles which include wearing revealing clothes and often going on stage without any underwear.
She was set to perform in the Malawian city of Blantyre on 11 June, but the show has been cancelled with the decision from Malawi’s censorship board.
Tourism and Culture Minister Micheal Usi told a local newspaper that he backed the decision and that he had received petitions against Wabantu’s coming.
“Imagine if she came to perform and undressed on stage, what will all those women think of me,” Mr Usi said.
Malawi is a secular state with a liberal constitution that guarantees freedom of expression. It however, remains culturally conservative with most citizens leaning towards Christian teachings, the BBC report noted further.