Zodwa Wabantu

Socialite Zodwa Wabantu at a night club. Image via Twitter @SowetanLIVE

Socialite and dancer Zodwa Wabantu spends time behind bars [watch]

Zodwa Wabantu got arrested eight minutes away from her house for breaking curfew rules…and took videos of her time behind bars this morning.

Zodwa Wabantu

Socialite Zodwa Wabantu at a night club. Image via Twitter @SowetanLIVE

Media personality Zodwa WaBantu got arrested at 03:00 on Woman’s Day 9 August for breaking COVID-19 curfew regulations. 

The socialite captured the whole incident on her phone and shared video footage with her followers on social media.

Zodwa Wabuntu on being detained

The reality star stated in the footage that the officers in the video detained her as they wanted her to pay a R5 000 fine. This despite wabantu saying that she has a work permit.

She also shared a notice of rights, saying that she got arrested for contravening the Disaster Management Act and not for anything else. 

Dancing on tables before arrest

The media personality also shared a video of herself dancing on tables and performing alongside DBG Gogo at a club earlier in the evening on her Instagram account before her arrest.


President Cyril Ramaphosa moved South Africa to adjusted alert lockdown level 3 on Sunday 25 July. 

According to the level three regulations, all non-essential establishments (restaurants, taverns, bars, and gyms) should close by 21:00 and curfew hours are from 22:00 to 04:00.

Night clubs should remain closed and the sale of alcohol for on-site consumption is allowed up to 8 pm and the sale of alcohol for off-site consumption is allowed between Monday to Thursday, 10 am to 6 pm.

Wearing a mask is compulsory when in public spaces and not wearing a mask in public could get you a fine or end you up in jail.

Zodwa shares an image of her notice of rights


This is the second time the reality star trended this week after she revealed that she had a one-night stand with Black Motion’s Thabo “Smol” Mabogwane.

The media personality made the revelation to Lasizwe’s recent episode of Drink Or Tell The Truth.

Lasizwe asked Zodwa who she recently had sex with after meeting them at a groove and Zodwa replied:

Someone famous that I f*cked, … I think three weeks back, was Thabo from Black Motion … Yes we had sex.

Yes it’s not a secret. Apparently he has a girlfriend … It’s none of my business.

Also read: ‘You can judge me’: Black Motion’s Thabo reacts to Zodwa Wabantu sex claims