Donovan Goliath (Photo: Gallo Images)
Johannesburg – Fans who wish to attend the Johannesburg
International Comedy Festival will have to wait a little longer as the event
has been postponed due to ongoing student protests.
The festival, which would have taken place in November 2016,
has now been pushed out to March 2017 and will still be held in and around the
Braamfontein area. Exact dates are still to be confirmed.
In an official press statement, festival director Takunda
Bimha explained why the decision to postpone was made.
“Last weekend we saw the protests spill over into the
streets of Braamfontein and while no one was critically harmed, there was
severe damage to property including one of the venues earmarked for the
Festival. Given that most of the Festival
venues are in Braamfontein, adjacent to Wits University, the ongoing nature of
these protests and with only two weeks left until the event, we’ve had to make
the unenviable decision to postpone the Festival,” he said.
Acts set to perform at the festival include Nina Hastie,
Donovan Goliath and Kagiso Lediga.