As if being dropped by the Cape Town International Jazz Festival following a filed rape case against him, Sjava might have to prepare himself for the worst to come as TV giant MultiChoice is weighing options on the artist’s participation in the upcoming DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards.
According to MultiChoice publicist Ntabiseng Motsei, said the brand is not ready to make an official statement on the matter and promised an announcement today.
Sowetan understands that the delay in making the decision was due to consultations between MultiChoice lawyers, production team involved in the awards and Sjava’s management.
The awards ceremony will be held next week at Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg. Sjava is one of the top nominees with two nominations for the awards.
Yesterday, organisers of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival announced that they had pulled the plug on Sjava.
He was scheduled to perform in the event on March 28. His withdrawal came after organisers learnt of the case of rape that was opened against him by former girlfriend and musician Lady Zamar.