LATEST: City of Tshwane Weighs in on Beyoncé South Africa 2014 Performance Rumours


Tshwane Metro give the final (ambiguous) word on Beyoncé live in South Africa.

Moments ago, we reported on the rampant rumours that Beyoncé will be headlining the Dinokeng Festival in Cullinan next year.

Thandiswa Mazwai supported the claim with a few tweets from her Twitter account before directing all of her followers to Deputy City Manager of the City of Tshwane, Lindiwe Kwele, for all correspondence. What followed was an ambiguous gumbo of tweets and retweets from the Deputy City Manager.

She began by denouncing all claims of Beyoncé in the country and clearing the facts on the numbers:

An attack on the media followed, following the inaccuracy of the reports on the story:

However, she followed this attack, with a retweet of a tweet by songstress, Simphiwe Dana, clearly confirming the arrival of the former Destiny’s Child leader:

In a Bey-inspired move, the City of Tshwane, stopped the track and stated facts on its official website.

The official press release states that the City of Tshwane, in collaboration with ROCKSTAR4000 and SONY MUSIC Entertainment, have joined forces to create an annual music festival worth note.

The festival is not a celebration of the country’s 20 years of democracy but just so happens to coincide with the anniversary. It is, in fact an attempt at “transform[ing] the area [of Cullinan] by introducing a powerful entertainment annuity.” The goal is to create a “first-of-its-kind” event that will generate revenue, create jobs and improve infrastructure.

On the performance bill for the event: “no artists have been approached or confirmed for the late 2014 dates yet”.

The City of Tshwane has confirmed, however, that there will be an official formal announcement and launch event on Thursday, 7 November, where all will be revealed.

For a look at the full press release, visit the City of Tshwane’s official website. Check back soon for the latest on the development of the Dinokeng Festival.

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