Rebecca Malope. (PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/GALLO IMAGES).
Gospel star Dr Rebecca Malope has announced
with sadness that she won’t be part of The Gospel Cruise line-up as previously
“Hi Family, I was really looking forward to
a week of worship and praise but unfortunately things did not come together as
planned. Hopefully we will be able to take part in the cruise next year,” she
posted on Instagram.
Sis Ribs, as affectionately known, said
it’s “due to circumstances out of myself and the event organisers’ control’.
Neither the star nor the organisers divulged
the circumstances which led to Sis Ribs’ withdrawal from performing on the
The cruise will be sailing from Durban to
Pomene, Mozambique, and back to Durban from 9 to 13 March.
The audience will be treated to gospel
shows, workshops, a church service as well as the opportunity to interact
directly with gospel artists at a Q&A session, all while enjoying the
amenities of the MSC Orchestra cruise ship.
Dr Rebecca will be replaced by Dr Tumi who
will share the stage with Ntokozo Mbambo, Takie Ndou, Ayanda Ntanzi and more.
“You asked and we listened! Dr Tumi will
once again be joining us on #GospelCruise2020! Are you ready for your Gospel
Cruise experience to be amplified?!” the organisers announced.