30 days later: Still no word on Okmalumkoolkat's release

2016-02-22 15:00
Brian Simiso "Okmalumkoolkat" Zwane (Instagram)

Johannesburg - Hardly a day goes by without local music fans calling for information on their hero, Okmalumkoolkat.

And now, 30 days after reports of his jailing first surfaced, there is still no official word on his release.

Reports from Australia late last month claimed that the South African rapper had been sentenced to 6 months in prison, 5 of which were suspended, for alleged sexual assault. (more on that here).

The news had fans and friends scrambling to get further information on the rapper's condition and what exactly happened.

At the time, Okmalumkoolkat's management said that 'limited information' was available on the incident and stressed for calm. 

But that did not stop many in the hip-hop fraternity from voicing their views, including a plea by rapper Reason for fans not to "crucify" Okmalumkoolkat for his actions (more on that here).

Since then, Okmalumkoolkat's management and closest friends have remained silent on the matter, only telling The Juice that no new information was available and that they expect him to return to South Africa soon (more on that here).

But with his prison sentence seemingly up, there is still no word from the rapper's camp on his possible return.

"We haven't heard anything new and so have no new information to share," Stamp Communications spokesperson, Bulie Nazo, told The Juice on Monday. "All we can do is wait."

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