Striptease competition on cards

HARARE - Local strippers will square off against their counterparts based in South Africa in a striptease competition set for the Private Lounge in Harare on Friday.

DJ Nash, a resident DJ at the recently-opened club, told the Daily News that the competition would be a perfect platform for local strippers to gauge their skills against much more experienced strippers based across the Limpopo.

“We started the competition recently and on January 31 there will be the national finals,” said DJ Nash.

“We are looking for four Zimbabwe-based finalists who will compete with four South Africa-based Zimbabweans. The club came up with the competition in order to come up with different entertainment.
The experienced wheel spinner emphasised that the strip tease competition would be held within the legal limits.

“As far as I know the levels of stripping in Zimbabwe do not get to the extremes. They have levels which are allowed and our competitors will stick to that. One of the finalists we have is Chocolate a local pole dancer,” he said.

The Censorship Board says the strippers will not suffer the same fate as pole dancers Zoey Sifelani and the now born-again Christian Beverley ‘Bev”Sibanda who were arrested by police in September 2012 for indecent exposure if they conform to standing regulations.

Censorship Board Secretary Isaac Chiranganyika said the upcoming competition should be guided by the Censorship And Entertainments Control Act Chapter 10:04.

“There are regulations which guide the act. They (strippers) have certificates which they are given in order for them to operate,” said Chiranganyika.

“There should be no physical contact between the strippers and the audience and no one under the age of 19 is allowed to watch such a performance. A cover should be provided for the performer as they make their way up the stage and they should not interact with the audience during the act.”

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