Zahara. (PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/GALLO IMAGES)
Musician Zahara’s fans are reportedly livid
that isiXhosa radio station UMhlobo Wenene has snubbed their favourite artist
Zahara assured the publication that it had
nothing to do with her break up with UMhlobo Wenene personality Amaza
Ntshangana. The pair dated until they got engaged but things went south, and
they went their separate ways in 2016.
"He would never have a say on whether
my music is played or not. He is a good man. He would never do such a thing.
Besides, he would be in serious trouble if he did that," she was quoted
When Move! asked the SABC about the matter,
SABC spokesperson Vuyo Mthembu could not confirm nor deny if it was really true
that she’s been side-lined by the station. However, she confirmed that this was
a serious matter and the broadcaster would be looking into it.
“The SABC can confirm that it takes the
allegations seriously and has instituted an investigation into the claims made,
that Zahara is being snubbed by UMhlobo Wenene FM and the station has
subsequently unscheduled her music on the station’s playlist. However, it must
be noted that the SABC remains committed to ensuring the promotion of local
music, as it delivers on its mandate as a public service broadcaster,” she
Zahara could not be reached for comment at
the time of publishing.