Further changes to CT Jazz Festival line-up will be communicated - director

This after the festival scrapped singer Jabulani ‘Sjava’ Hadebe from the program. He is accused of raping his ex-girlfriend Lady Zamar but denies this.

Picture: Instagram/Lady Zamar.

CAPE TOWN - Management of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival on Tuesday said any further possible changes to the line-up would be communicated in due course.

This after the festival scrapped singer Jabulani “Sjava” Hadebe from the program. He is accused of raping his ex-girlfriend Lady Zamar but he denies this.

Director Billy Domingo said the festival provided a platform to empower female artists.

“Due to the serious nature of the allegations levelled against Sjava, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival management has decided to cancel the artist's performance at the 2020 festival. As the investigation is still ongoing, the Cape Town International Jazz Festival is not in a position to comment further at this stage,” Domingo said.

Lady Zamar, whose real name is Yamikani Janet Banda, is scheduled to perform at the festival later this month.