By Jonathan Mbiriyamveka
HARARE – Popular South African socialite Zodwa Wabantu says she would love to meet President Robert Mugabe if given a chance.
Zodwa who broke trending internet likes record after she appeared in a video wearing a figure hugging gown with thigh high slit at the Vodacom Durban July Festival, is scheduled to visit the capital for the much-hyped Harare International Carnival slated for September 1-10.
“. . . I would love to meet (President) Mugabe, if given a chance, I will certainly love to meet that man,” she said in an interview with a local daily.
But her dream meeting with President Mugabe could break her own record for not wearing underwear.
“Underwear makes me uncomfortable. I don’t feel sexy when I’m wearing panties. It’s a preference. And people should deal with it,” she once said.
True to her words, Zodwa’s claim to fame isn’t about her raunchy dance moves or the clothes, which leave little to the imagination.
The Queen of Vosho as Zodwa is called by social media users, is known for skimpy outfits and nudity.
Her dance moves are not out of the ordinary and so are her looks but she’s loved for daring to be different.
Her presence at the Harare International Carnival is likely to be one of the highlights considering the buzz doing the rounds around her visit.
The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority who are organisers of the carnival were elated that Zodwa was part of the all-star line-up that also features the Congolese rhumba giant Werrason, Babes Wodumo, Oliver Mtukudzi and Jah Prayzah.
Added to the line up of entertainers are the popular Samba girls – the Brazilians and the Cubans who will add colour to the already exciting line-up of performers.
“We are delighted to announce that Zodwa Wabantu is coming for the carnival and we hope she will be wearing her panties,” Karikoga Kaseke, the ZTA boss said.
Apparently, she has found a niche and is charging as high as R25,000 to appear as a guest.
And for someone who was raised in Soweto and used to work as a bartender at The Rock club before moving to Kwazulu Natal three years ago, her career path is all the more fascinating.
She was on record saying she has her own unique style and did not put on artificial hair or make-up because she was a self-reliant, confident woman, adding that there was nothing unusual about her dislike for undergarments.