CT Jazz Festival dumps Sjava after Lady Zamar's rape claims

Organisers said the decision was taken following the seriousness of the allegations against him.

South African artist Sjava at the 2018 BET Awards. Picture: @BET_Africa/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - Singer Jabulani ‘Sjava’ Hadebe has been removed from the line-up of the upcoming Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

Organisers on Monday said the decision was taken following the seriousness of the allegations against him.

The Sunday World reported this week that singer Lady Zamar, whose real name is Yamikani Janet Banda, opened a case of rape against her ex-boyfriend, Sjava.

He has denied the claim.

Lady Zamar will be performing at the festival on the Friday.