POPULAR ‘strip-tease’ dancer, Junior Lizzy Zinhu, commonly known as ‘Beverly Sibanda’ or Bev, on Wednesday afternoon pleaded guilty to physically getting in contact with her audiences during performances, and was slapped with a $100 fine.
Bev, 23, pleaded guilty to two counts of violating provisions of the Act which prohibit “public entertainment not approved by the censorship board”.
Harare magistrate Donald Ndirowei sentenced Bev to five months imprisonment of which two months were wholly suspended on condition that within that period the raunchy dancer would not striptease while getting in physical contact with her audience or risk a jail term instead.
The remaining three months were suspended on condition that Bev pays a $100 fine.
While performing at her recent shows at Lounge Night Club and Airport Lounge , the court heard Beverly invited male patrons to the stage and started dancing with them thereby being in physical contact with the audience contrary to the stipulations of her striptease certificate which states that
“No physical contact should be made between the artiste and the audience during the performance of striptease act nor should the performer of a striptease act leave the open floor area for the purpose of the act as a stage.”