Okmalumkoolkat back in SA after being jailed in Australia
Johannesburg- South African rapper Brian Simiso Zwane, popularly known as Okmalumkoolkat, has returned home after spending more than a month in an Australian prison on charges of assault with intent of indecency and assault with intent.
At the time of the rapper's arrest, little information was available from his management who have remained tight-lipped on the issue.
Okmalumkoolkat, who was Australia to perform at a music festival, was arrested after allegedly entering a fellow artist's room and reportedly began kissing her inappropriately. (Read more on that here)
The rapper pleaded guilty to the charges and was subsequently jailed for one month.
Okamalumkoolkat has returned home, and in a lengthy statement, has broken his silence on the debacle.
Taking to social media the rapper detailed the impact the matter has had on his life, and apologised to everyone who has been affected by the situation.
"I fully understand the magnitude of this issue. I have had time by myself to reflect on things most important to me and I am working through everything. I have served my time in jail in another continent and have endure hardships of the sentence that was handed to me. I would like to move on with my life," he wrote.
"I am sincerely sorry to everyone who has been affected by this. I pleaded guilty for a number of reasons, one of which was that I was in a foreign country and was advised by legal aid to do so. I hope the public and my fans will accept that I will one day, in my own way, explain the events as they happened from my perspective."
The rapper has asked that he and his family are given the privacy to deal with the situation.
"I ask everybody to understand that I need time to process, heal and move on with my life and career in the best way possible," said Okmalumkoolkat.
Here's the full statement: