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Dan Tshanda deported from Zimbabwe

by Bongani Ndlovu
14 Aug 2015 at 07:43hrs | Views
POPULAR musician Dan Tshanda was on Wednesday turned away from the Joshua Mqabuko International Airport in Bulawayo after failing to produce proper travelling documents to immigration officials.

The South African Ndivhuwo hit-maker, who last performed in Bulawayo three years ago, was expected to meet fans and show organisers at the Selbourne Hotel in the city on Wednesday afternoon ahead of his show at Hartsfield Rugby Ground on August 29.

Speaking from his base in Johannesburg, Tshanda said he was turned away for using an Emergency Travel Document (ETD) as his passport was stolen three weeks ago.

"I was using an ETD which was rejected by the Zimbabwe immigration officials. I was turned away when I landed in Bulawayo and had to board the next flight back to Johannesburg," Tshanda said.

He said he had to urgently get an ETD to travel as his passport was stolen recently.

"My passport and other documents were stolen three weeks ago. I applied for a passport and it'll be out on Friday."

A Zimbabwe immigration official who preferred anonymity said: "We haven't received such a report that someone was turned away.

"However, we don't accept South African TTD (Temporary Travel Document) or ETD because they don't accept ours."

Despite the hiccup, Tshanda assured fans that he and his Dalom Music stable would make it for the Bulawayo show.

"Fans should be rest assured that I'll be there for the show. They should come in their numbers and enjoy Dalom Music as I'll bring Dalom Kids, Montana, Splash, Matshikos and old school Afro-pop artiste, Sydney," he said.

Tshanda said he would not be travelling with Patricia Majalisa, a former member of the Dalom Kids who broke away from the stable years ago.

"Unfortunately there'll be no Patricia. We've enough acts to quench the thirst for Dalom Music which is popular in Bulawayo and other parts of Zimbabwe," he said.

Tshanda is one of the most followed musicians in Matabeleland as he has a huge fan base. At one point, he visited the country twice in one year for a series of shows.

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