ZAR venturing into porn

2013-03-04 07:11
Lerato Sejake
Johannesburg - ZAR will venture into the porn industry, ex-con turned businessman Gayton McKenzie has revealed.

Said McKenzie, who is a business partner of Kenny Kunene:"The whole ZAR brand is changing, we're coming out with things that people are gonna go: 'Oh my God!'"

But McKenzie would not go into detail as yet.

He said the ZAR nightspot will reopen later this year in Newtown, Johannesburg, and will branch out to different countries around the world.

"We opened the first few ZARs, saw our mistakes and we went back to come up with something out of this world," McKenzie added.

The porn side of the business, which will be launched this month, will be run by Kunene. "That's 100% Kenny," he said.

More big ventures

Later, ZAR will launch a dating site. "We have something interesting planned, which is different from those normal sites."

The empire will also go into merchandising and clothing. "We've got so many big plans and A Hustler's Bible (McKenzie's book) is the first to come out."

On the cards is a blockbuster movie based on his biography, focusing on his prison life.

"I can tell you I've met with Denzel Washington and many people are interested in the project, but it will be solely funded by ourselves."

"Kenny has something with SkyTV coming up, but I can't say much about that. There will be an announcement next week," he said.

Comments

  • Darren Blamire - 2013-03-04 08:04

    With so much rape and abuse in South Africa this is so anti Christian. For a person who spent many years in prison and was released you would expect him to give his life to God and do the right thing. Come on Kenny get with it get on your knees and pray for forgiveness and get out of the devil' s work

      ianmichaelcalder - 2013-03-04 08:52

      And why on earth must he convert to Christianity after being in prison. It just shows what a zealot you are that you couldn't suggest conversion to Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, etc. If the porn industry promotes rape, how is it that rape was an issue already before the advent of video?

      Jaco Engelbrecht - 2013-03-04 11:05

      @ Atheitis: My! I see you are all over the place commenting rather aggressively & negatively ad nauseam on Christians. I'm not a practising christian rather an agnostic. The organised church in all its different versions is of very little consequence to my life. And so, in the same manner, are your and your ilk's aggression against committed Christians. I lead my life according to those values which I hold dear and granted many of those values have their origin in a Christian-Judaic value system.I agree with some of your points of view but the fact that you attack good & committed Christians & insult them is actually repulsive and diminishes your point of view to that of any fanatic - Christian, Jew, Islamic, or whatever - and is therefore repugnant. If a man or woman finds value in practising their religion and dedicate themselves to living those values then so be it. The same applies to atheists who are opposed to any religion: If you & they live a good & responsible life according to their values, then so be it & I respect your & their choice. But when anybody tries to force their points of view down my throat then I object. Let them be! There are many millions of committed Christians in the world & they have a valid point of view & make a valuable contribution to society and to deprecate that point of view is as obnoxious as any dogmatic fervour to the contrary including atheism. Live your atheism responsibly, make a useful contribution & cut down on the garrulity..

      ianmichaelcalder - 2013-03-04 12:52

      Jaco - I agree to a degree with what you are saying, but you've brushed over two things that Atheitis makes a valid point on - One, being the fact that things are quickly blamed on "godlessness", and thats regardless of which religion is doing the soapboxing. The second thing is that he didn't actually lead with a religious stance - he replied to one. This article didn't mention religion in the slightest, Darren dragged it in. It would be a LOT easier to let sleeping dogs lie if ALL religions didn't feel the need to post about their belief systems in the context of something mostly unrelated, such as this. Pretty simple really, Don't like porn, don't watch it. Problem solved.

      Neville Watson - 2013-03-04 13:12

      What has YOUR religion got to do with him?

      Jaco Engelbrecht - 2013-03-04 14:09

      @Ianmichaelcalder. I hear what you are saying. However, Atheist was very busy over the weekend commenting in the same vein (see Ramaphosa turns to the church) and I was also referring to those comments and should perhaps also have commented there, I agree. My point is that atheists, Christians, Islamists, Jews,Hindus,agnostics all have different perspectives given their respective value systems & not one of these can claim the whole truth - there is just no such thing. So, I suppose, live & let live, tolerance & respect for different points of view are all together just far more constructive than up front attacks & denial. Debating the issue is far better than to negate others the right to hold different ideas & perspectives. I mean that hideous church & priest in the USA (Baptist? not sure) which condemned Islam, Jews & gays in the most repugnant manner is just as objectionable as any zealot condemning other people in the name of Islam or for that matter, atheism.

      Kevin Sumner - 2013-03-04 15:48

      "Most South Africans are Christians so most rapists and murderers are Christians." This is the funniest (moronically illogical) statement I've seen in a long time. Thanks for that, kinda made my day.

  • Audrey Sabag - 2013-03-04 08:33

    this is very disturbing... talking about it as if it is nothing.. shocking...

  • Fdee Psy Dalana - 2013-03-04 09:37

    those two are living in a fantasy world.

  • Felicity Rocksta Moody - 2013-03-04 10:50

    This is just funny - under SA law it's illegal to make porn in SA. They would need to travel outside SA to film it /make it.

  • Neo Sebape - 2013-03-04 11:46

    I thought Kenny said the Lord Jesus is his Lord and Saviour.

      Vincent Monako Kau Leballo - 2013-03-16 12:32

      But then what does that have to do with the topic in hand??*confused* If creating opportunities for the less fortunate is regarded as a sin then I withdraw the question above!!

  • Thobelani Ndlovu - 2013-03-04 13:43

    I dont like Kenny Kunene hes irritating,but he always sees business opportunities and porn industry will grow rapidly,creating job opportunities for people interested in porn...wait will he star in it? LOL

  • vaughan.lund - 2013-03-04 13:47

    Damn South Africa is full of idiotic people.

  • ianmichaelcalder - 2013-03-04 14:38

    Okay well, I didn't read any of his posts anywhere else, but my opinion is that he responded in kind to Darren. Getting back to the point, I believe reality TV, especially shows involving the daily lives of pseudo celebrities, are mind destroying. I personally believe porn is a much more legitimate business.

  • Andre Hartslief - 2013-04-05 18:07

    The one fundamental fact about all religion in general, is it's ultimate pursuit of right and righteousness or more plainly, choosing goodness over evil.This fact is plainly evident at the core of Buddhism,Zionism,Judaism,Hinduism, Mohammedan,Christianity etc. It is also abundantly clear that in their pursuance of that, more deaths were caused than in the two world wars 1910 to 1914 and 1940 to 1945. Yet what has endured throughout recorded history,is man's deeply rooted belief in love and charitable deeds. Amid all the bloody wrongs committed through man's inhumanity to man, goodness prevailed. Both Kenny Kunene and his Lifelong friend and business partner Gayton Mc Kenzie, are humanitarians at heart, they fiercely protect family and family values,the very requirement asked of staunch religious followers and both are well known charitable deeds."If you have not charity, you are like a sounding brass."

  • Bright Henceforth Nero - 2013-04-15 13:51

    insane this is utterly disgraceful

  • Thato Layman Maphanga - 2013-05-02 12:58

    kunene must understand the influence he has on south african youth.i dnt think the way he's molding our youth is the way he wud've loved to be molded.nt including any religion,this from a moral perspective is jst a wrong thing.our morality standard has went rapidly down because of figures like him branding stupid ideas.he shud be branding education,reading,morality and all those things. ei! but its his choice.i also have my flaws

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