No grudges as Moonchild explains drug ordeal
Moonchild Sanelly (Photo: Gallo)
Johannesburg - Pop sensation Moonchild is looking forward to future gigs in Namibia.
Despite what happened to her in the country, when she was handcuffed at an airport after she was accused of drug possession, Moonchild, real name Sanelisiwe Twisha, said she would go back to perform for her followers.
Last Sunday, the blue-haired pop star was dragged across the floor, handcuffed and detained at an airport in Namibia.
She captured the moment with her cellphone and posted it on Instagram.
"I’m in Tanzania and I can’t make the Cape Town show because people don’t understand colour and they just have to be racist about everything, and you have to call them madam, but you don’t even have drugs. Just because you look like drugs ... They didn’t find drugs," she said.
Although in the video she claimed she was in Tanzania, during a City Press interview she said she might have made a mistake because she was not in a proper state of mind when she made the recording.
"It was the worst experience of my life – I even suffered bruises," she said as she showed the marks on her left hand.
"They thought I was in possession of drugs – this is sad because I’ve never touched drugs in my life."
She said the matter had since been sorted out and she would not press charges.
"I am doing just fine," added the bubbly musician.
She however said she was going to put her traumatic experience in a song.
(Despite her detention, Moonchild says she enjoyed her performance in Namibia. Photo: Lucky Nxumalo)
She told City Press during the Moshito launch at Katzys, Rosebank, on Thursday that even though she was treated badly, she still had the best time of her life performing for Namibians.
"I had a great performance. It’s just sad that ignorant people tried to spoil my fun. But what I learnt is that there are countries that are still oppressed.
"We must be happy to call South Africa our home."
The artist is billed to perform at the 15th Moshito Music Conference which kicks off on 5 September.
On being part of the music conference for the first time, she said she was honoured to be involved.
"I am glad that people like [Moshito chairperson] Bab’ Sipho Sithole believed in me," she said.