Award-winning musician Sjava has been stripped of his DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards nominations. The star has also been removed from the line-up of stars who will be performing on the big night. Multichoice confirmed the news to Sowetan Live.
Sjava was nominated in the favourite music artist or group and best song categories.
Image: Sjava IG
Speaking to Sowetan executive head of corporate affairs at MultiChoice South Africa, Reggy Moalusi, said in part; “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. This as a result of an ongoing investigation into the local performer by the authorities.
He continued; “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.”
This follows a case alleging rape and abuse was levelled against Sjava by fellow musician and former girlfriend, Lady Zamar.
Earlier this week the organisers of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival announcement that Sjava will no longer be part of the line-up for the event.
Sjava stripped of DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards nominations.