Is Zahara Getting No Love From Umhlobo Wenene?

An investigation has been launched

By  | Aug 14, 2019, 01:14 PM

The hostility towards Zahara, from one of SABC's radio stations Umhlobo Wenene, seems to be getting the attention it deserves.

The Loliwe hit maker has received a number of questions from her fans who have noticed that Umhlobo Wenene has stopped playing her music.

While she was away on a two- month tour in the US and Canada, the station pulled the pull on her music and her fans were livid.

One fan tweeted: "It would very gqwirhy [witchy] of that one to influence music compilers at Umhlobo Wenene to not play Zahara’s music.

"That one" would be the station's DJ Amaza - who Zahara was engaged to - and later split from in November 2016. Apparently the station boycotted her music  because of their failed relationship. But Zahara has rubbished those rumours.

"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 told TshisaLIVE.

The good thing now, though, is that the SABC is going to launch an investigation to get to the bottom of this.

SABC spokesperson, Vuyo Mthembu has confirmed in a statement to TshisaLIVE that they are aware of the allegations and take them seriously.

“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

"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," said Vuyo Mthembu.

We hope the SABC will fix this PRONTO!

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