She said Mzimari Production did not seek to act as judges on the allegations leveled against Sjava.
"It is on those grounds that we, as a company, in association with MER, that we are not acting judgmentally on this matter pertaining the allegations leveled against artist, but we’re allowing justice to take its course, a matter which may take long beyond the scheduled performance, which is 18 April 2020, whereby, Sjava could absolve himself.”
EMR Nyarenda is referring to is the Mpumamanga Economic Regulator who, together with the Mpumalanga provincial government, sponsor the Miss Mpumalanga pageant.
In a statement which Sowetan has seen, Mzimari have also asked for the refund of the performance fee from Sjava's management.
This is the third confirmed performance cancellation for the Umama hit-maker, following his removal from the Cape Town International Jazz Festival's playlist and later by Multichoice from its DStv Viewers’ Choice awards, both as a nominee and performer.