Stripped Of His Nominations: Sjava!

Another event organiser distances itself.

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:49 PM  | Sjava  | Drama

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It's confirmed, MultiChoice strip Sjava of his 2 DStv Mzansi Viewer's Choice Awards nominations, amid rape allegations levelled against him by Lady Zamar, making them the second event organiser to do so within a week.

Earlier in the week, Cape Town International Jazz festival was the first to distance themselves from the artist, then yesterday MultiChoice confirmed that they were still considering doing the same while having ongoing negotiations between MultiChoice lawyers, the production team involved in the awards and Sjava's management.

Lady Zamar made the shocking allegations at the beginning of this week, which had Mzansi fans divided on the matter and even some ZAlebs trying to joke about the whole situation. Clearly event organisers are taking this matter very seriously and aren't prepared to sit on the fence.

Sjava was one of the top nominees for the upcoming DStv MVCA ceremony, which will be hosted by Minnie Dlamini-Jones on the 14th of March at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, competing against Sho Madjozi, Prince Kaybee, King Monada and Dr Tumi.

According to the Sowetan Live, Reggy Moalusi, the executive head of corporate affairs at MultiChoice South Africa had this to say, “The DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards has decided to withdraw the nomination of local artist Jabulani Hadebe popularly known as Sjava, from this year’s awards,”

“The decision to remove Sjava’s eligibility, including cancelling his performance at the awards is not one that has been made lightly, but we believe is in the best interest of all parties concerned.”

Sjava who has refuted the rape allegations in a lengthy statement is yet to respond to this recent development.

Do you think more brands will follow suit and this confirms that Sjava's career is on a fast downward spiral?

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