Iconic Tsonga Singer Thomas Chauke Stopped While Performing – THOMAS Chauke trended over the weekend and was left annoyed following he was taken for granted at the Mapungubwe Arts Festival in Polokwane on Saturday night.
The Tsonga traditional musician allegedly asserts he was taken off stage amid his performance on the instruction of Limpopo MEC for Sport, Arts and Culture Thandi Moraka. Music fans were left shocked and Chauke said he felt humiliated and belittled.
Spokesman Lucky Tshilimandila pointed the finger to the event organisers. He said the MEC apologised to Chauke and claimed she was not involved in stopping him from performing.
“The MEC only went on stage when she was called by the MC to present the premier and Bishop Lekganyane. She was only made aware later that he was stopped from performing.
“After learning of the interruption, she immediately went to offer an apology,” he said.
Stella Baloyi from Daily Double Event Management Company, which organised the festival, refused to comment.
She referred all inquiries to the department.