By Sam Banda Jnr In Forde, Norway:
Six horns for South African group Dizu Plaatjies and Ibuyambo, which gave a sparkling performance last weekend at Forde Traditional and World Music Festival in Norway, have gone missing.
The group, which also conducted workshops, discovered that the horns had gone missing before its members took to the stage.
The development is said to have negatively affected some of the members.
The festival’s communications manager, Torill Faleide, confirmed Thursday that the South African group’s six horns, which were meant to be used during their musical set, were missing and that they have not been found.
“Yes it is true,” Faleide said.
Meanwhile, the issue has been reported to the police, who have since released information that six Kudu horns belonging to the South African group had been stolen.
Information indicates that the horns were stolen between last Thursday and Friday at Sunnfjord Hotel.
The police have indicated that the kudu horns are of great value to the South African group’s music.
One of the players in the South African group Patrick Lee-Thorp, who is in the team of Music Publishers and Producers, said they were saddened that their six horns were missing.
“We were affected because we really wanted to use them during our performances and we tried looking around but could not find them,” Lee- Thorp said Thursday.
It is the first time the festival has registered a case of theft of equipment since fun-lovers started converging in the Nordic country.