Singer, Sjava has been removed from the artiste list for the 2020 Cape Town International festival due to fresh allegations made against him.
Recall Lady Zamar recently made rape and abuse allegations against,which according to a media body has been filed at the court since the end of 2019. The singer last year made it known after her relationship had gone sore, that Sjava abused her mentally and physically and was using vodoo on her. The allegations were later deleted after Sjava threatened a law suit and made matters worse when he came out few days later that he was indeed very married.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the seriousness of the allegations levelled against Sjava, the Management of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival has withdrawn Sjava’s performance from the CTIJF 2020 line up. #CTIJF2020
— CAPE TOWN JAZZ FEST (@CTJazzFest) March 2, 2020
Sjava replied to the allegations:
I am aware of the false allegations relating to abuse & assault contained in tweets by Yamikani Banda (Lady Zamar) on 29 October 2019 and the media articles based on those allegations. On the advice of my legal advisors, I am pursuing the matter through formal legal channels.
As a final statement on this matter, I write to you as my colleagues, business partners, peers and supporters to inform you that I will not be engaging on the matter of false assault and abuse levelled against me on social media or any other platform, because I have instituted legal proceedings in the High Court of South Africa and as such the matter in now sub judice.
The festival is slated for the 27 and 28 of March 2020 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). Being a significant event it will be headlined by various artistes in which Lady Zamar happens to be one.
Due to the serious allegations made against Sjava, he won’t be performing at the show.