Okmalumkoolkat performance cancelled after social media pressure

15 April 2016 - 18:34 By Kyle Zeeman


Organisers of a music event involving rapper Smiso Zwane‚ popularly known as Okmalumkoolkat‚ announced on Friday that they had decided to remove him from the event’s line-up. This after social media calls from fans and brands to boycott the troubled rapper.‘I am only human’ - Okmalumkoolkat on being jailed for sex assault in AustraliaThe musician was supposed to perform as one of the headline acts at the popular Waves music event in Cape Town on Friday evening‚ but his appearance was cancelled by the event’s promoters at the 11th hour.Okmalumkoolkat back in SA after serving one-month jail sentence in AustraliaIn a statement issued on the organiser’s Twitter page on Friday afternoon‚ the promoters wrote: “CPT Fam ... kindly note that OkMalumKoolKat will no longer be performing at #WAVESVX tonight. Thanks in advance for understanding.”CPT Fam ... kindly note that OkMalumKoolKat will no longer be performing at #WAVESVX tonight. Thanks in advance for understanding.— #WAVESXV (@HeadHonchoSA) April 15, 2016saThe cancelled appearance comes after Okmalumkoolkat found himself the subject of a day-long heated debate on social media‚ with many calling for fans to boycott the Waves event over the rapper’s previous conviction on charges of indecent assault and assault with indecent intent.None of these companies & brands even distanced themselves from @okmalumkoolkat. None. Profits to be made. What's sexual offense to them.— Kumnkani. (@sivusiwisa) April 15, 2016KoolI'm an OkMalumKoolkat fan, but I don't think it's okay how easily he's being let off.— Tuki .❤. (@Letukile_M) April 15, 2016KatCan't we forgive KoolKat, like how you people forgave Chris Brown ☹...— Lazola Maqoma (@LazZ_lo) April 15, 2016notmeDo you guys want @okmalumkoolkat to stop living his life, doing his job? Ninxilile— MP4-31 (@daz_inc_) April 15, 2016yesThe rapper’s personal life continues to court controversy as he returns to music after spending a month in a Tasmanian jail for an alleged sexual assault in January.When he returned to South Africa‚ he apologised to fans for the ordeal and promised to “explain the events as they happened from my perspective” in due time.*This story has been amended to clarify the charges against Okmalumkoolkat. An earlier version said he had been found guilty of sexual assault. This is incorrect. He was found guilty of indecent assault and assault with indecent intent.

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