The Herald (Harare)

5 January 2013

Zimbabwe: Fans Riot Over Bev

Photo: The Standard
Acrobatic Beverly Sibanda.

Angry revellers threatened to assault pole dancer Beverly Sibanda after she was unable to take to the stage at the Gunners Night Club in Highfield. So angry were the fans that Bev only avoided a beating by escaping through the backdoor.

Speaking through her manager Happers Mapimhidze, Bev said she was having heart problems and so was unable to perform.

Hundreds of people who thronged the joint felt shortchanged and wanted to vent their anger on the dancer.

Bev was saved from the mob by the club bouncers who sneaked her out of the club through the backdoor.

Club manager Charles Mageza had no kind words for the dancer.

"It was bad my man. Why did she come to the club when she was ill in the first place?

"She entered the changing rooms before she suddenly said she was too ill to perform. We were not happy and she started hurling obscenities at us.

"People wanted to assault her and some even tried to force their way into the room where she was sleeping," he said.

Mapimhidze confirmed the chaos and apologised to the Highfield community for the fracas.

"It was something else - total chaos. We apologise to the Highfield community. She told me that she was ill and that she could not take to the stage.

Reports are that Bev's camp has refunded the club owners.

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