Singer Kelly Khumalo’s scheduled performance at the Tribute To Women Festival, to be held at Emmarentia Botanical Gardens in Johannesburg, has been cancelled.
Fans expressed discontent with her inclusion in the lineup due to ongoing controversies.
Organizers responded to public concerns and pressure by excluding Kelly from the event, citing the need to safeguard the festival’s reputation.
They acknowledged the principle of innocence until proven guilty but decided to give Kelly and her team time to address issues arising from current court proceedings.
The decision was welcomed by music supporters, while another event, Gospel Explosion, faced criticism for booking Kelly Khumalo as well.
Singer Kelly Khumalo’s scheduled performance at the Tribute To Women Festival has been cancelled. The festival, meant to celebrate Mzansi women, is set to take place at Emmarentia Botanical Gardens in Joburg. Kelly was initially slated to perform alongside other artists, but fans expressed discontent with her inclusion in the lineup due to ongoing controversies. Organizers of the festival, responding to the concerns and pressure from the public, decided to exclude Kelly from the event. In an announcement on social media, they acknowledged the legal process and the principle of innocence until proven guilty, but cited the need to safeguard the festival’s reputation.
As of now, there has been no response from Kelly’s management or the State Theatre regarding the situation.