“Last night The Orbit was attacked by a small group of people who smashed the club’s front doors and torched an SABC outside broadcast car. We had a full house for Sibongile Khumalo’s performance but thankfully the musicians and all our guests were safely evacuated and damage limited to the front of our venue.
“It is with regret that we have taken the decision to cancel the performances of When Ballet Meets Jazz tonight and tomorrow. The Orbit team would like to say thank you for the messages of support and to reassure our community that we are working hard to be ready for next week. Please check our our Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest updates.
“We opened our doors with a social mission in mind: a belief in the city of Johannesburg and the positive contribution that jazz makes to the lives of people and to the arts. Nothing has changed, Braamfontein remains the home of the Home of Jazz.”
The Orbit Team