Zambia on Saturday deported a controversial female South African dancer, Zodwa Wabantu, who is popularly known for performing without underwear, on the grounds that her performance would “undermine national values”.
Zambia is a very conservative country whose constitution explicitly states that it is a Christian nation, in contrast with more liberal South Africa.
“Zodwa has been deported,” her Zambian promoter Lucky Munakampe told Reuters.
Munakampe said she had flown out at 0520 GMT on a South African Airways flight.
The dancer had been due to perform on Saturday in Lusaka at the launch of a music album organized by a local entertainment company, Sunset Sound Production.
The organizers of the show said in a statement earlier this week that Zambia’s National Arts Council had rejected their application.