Empty Chairs (Photo: Unsplash/Christian Fregnan)
Cape Town - The dominoes continue to fall for 21st Century Group's now-dubious International Women in Media Conference 2018 with sources saying that M-Net's 1Magic is out as "official media partner."
The conference derailed after Hollywood actresses Taraji P Henson and Halle Berry, who were announced as keynote speakers, denied they're involved and slammed the organisers over "fake advertising."
21st Century Group has now backtracked and deleted all its tweets and statements, going back to 8 August when the scandal first started.
Bonang Matheba also hastily withdrew as host of the event while Webtickets halted sales.
Despite reassurance from Unathi Mhlope, 21st Century Group head of marketing and communications, that the event is still scheduled to take place, the convention centre's public events calendar for these dates continue to list nothing related to the event.
It's not yet clear whether other local personalities likes Amanda du Pont, Connie Ferguson, Carte Blanche's Claire Mawisa, Salamina Mosese and Thabile Ngwato are still involved with the announced conference.