FANS and event organisers were left disappointed when comedian Skhumba Hlophe and Generations: The Legacy actress Thando Thabethe allegedly failed to pitch for the Township Entrepreneur Awards.The two were allegedly booked to be MCs at the event – which was held at Carnival City in Ekurhuleni on Saturday night.
Sources, who were present at the event, said Thando had been booked to host the awards together with Skhumba.
One source said: “Thando was actually booked to co-host the event and everyone waited for the pair. Thando let them down by double-booking herself to another event on the same date.”
The source claimed: “No one knows why Skhumba missed the event. He was unavailable on his phone. Organisers tried to get hold of him, but to no avail.”
Said the source: “Organisers asked Thando for a refund, since she had failed to pitch for the event. And she later paid back the money.”
The source also alleged that organisers were fuming when Skhumba also failed to pitch.
“They had to come up with a plan. It was clear they weren’t going to make it.”
But event organiser, Julius Mekwa, denied the two failed to pitch and were replaced.
He said: “We didn’t agree on terms with Skhumba and it happened that Thando was flying out of the country.”
Mashabela Galane replaced Skhumba, with Dineo Moeketsi as co-host.
Dineo said: “I wasn’t informed of that. I was approached on time to host. I don’t know anything about being the replacement.”
Thando, Skhumba and Mashabela were not available for comment