Unconfirmed reports: Okmalumkoolkat jailed in Australia

2016-01-22 19:39
Brian Simiso "Okmalumkoolkat" Zwane (Instagram)

Johannesburg - Unconfirmed media reports from Australian press on Friday night (South African time) claim that South African rapper, Okmalumkoolkat, whose real name is Brian Simiso Zwane, has been arrested on charges of assault.

An article published on Australian site, The Mercury on Thursday was picked by fans of the musician, and soon trended on Twitter. 

According to the publication, Zwane was out with friends after a show last week when he allegedly entered a fellow artist's room and began kissing her inappropriately. The report further claims he left the room after being told to do so by the woman.

The Mercury, the original source of the report, claims that Zwane pleaded guilty to charges of assault on Thursday after being in custody since Saturday 16 January. It claims the incident took place two days prior to that on 14 January.

In a statement released by Zwane's pr team, Stamp Communications, it said 'limited information' on the matter was available.

At this stage, we have limited information regarding the judgement on Simiso Zwane in Australia, but with no previous legal charges or history of any violence whatsoever and knowing Simiso as we and most of you all do, we can say that the news comes as a huge surprise and one which has truly rocked us all.

Having said this, we are by no means disputing the woman's claims which are taken incredibly seriously and must abide by the court's ruling.

Our thoughts are with all affected and who will continue to be affected by this terrible situation. We will update you on the progress of this incident. Your patience during this period will be greatly appreciated.

The Juice has confirmed with Stamp Communications that the above statement, which is circulating on social media is from Zwane's management team, who are currently in Australia.

Speaking to The Juice on Friday night, Stamp Communications Bulie Nazo said it was aware of the reports but no further information was available at this stage. 

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