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Tue Sep 02 16:14:22 SAST 2014

To belieb or not to belieb? Is Bieber coming to SA?

Times LIVE | 23 November, 2012 13:29
Pop star Justin Bieber arrives at the 40th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, in this file picture taken November 18, 2012.
Image by: JONATHAN ALCORN / REUTERS

Teen pop star Justin Bieber is reportedly heading to South Africa for a tour.

5FM, along with some of its deejays, tweeted this morning “ Justin in SA in 2013? You'd better Belieb it! #Bieber5”.

Die Burger said Justin van Wyk of Big Concerts let slip that Bieber will be touring next year while speaking at an event at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town on Thursday.

Van Wyk said he can't confirm dates yet, but Bieber will be doing two shows, one in Cape Town and one in Johannesburg.

5FM said it had given away its first tickets this morning.

When asked to validate the slip-up, Big Concerts said they cannot deny or confirm the reports.

Fans and haters have been going crazy on Twitter, with fans begging 5FM for tickets, some saying they would die on the spot on seeing the teen star, and some hoping he breaks his legs before the tour.

“Which SA beliebers are gona join me standing by the robots in Cape Town to beg for money for the #SABelieveTour #bieber5” said @RSABELIEBERS

@Amy_Laura18 said: “I think ima CRY from excitement!!! :D #Belieber "@5FM: Justin in SA in 2013? You'd better Belieb it! #Bieber5"

The excitement was not there for @BarryTuck who tweeted: "The best thing about Bieber coming to South Africa is that I now know exactly who on my Timeline to unfollow #Bieber5" and @Jonathan_Witt said: “Please let the Mayans be right. RT @5FM: Justin in SA in 2013? You'd better Belieb it! #Bieber5”.

The rumour mill spread earlier this year, again prompted by tweets, with Big Concerts denying the reports outright.

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