Okmalumkoolkat, real name Simiso Zwane apologised to his fans, especially women, for the sexual assault case.In a series of Tweets the rapper expresses his remorse.
I AM SINCERELY SORRY THAT A WOMAN FELT VIOLATED ON MY ACCOUNT. I SPENT TIME IN PRISON, SERVING A SENTENCE GIVEN TO ME BY THE JUSTICE SYSTEM
I ADMIT THAT I DID NOT ISSUE A SOLID APOLOGY WHEN I GOT BACK. INSTEAD I OPTED TO STOP THE MEDIA FROM HARASSING MY FAMILY & TEAM. APOLOGIES
UNDERSTAND THAT SEXUAL ASSAULT IS PART OF A DISEASE CALLED 'RAPE' AND THIS DISEASE PLAGUES THE WHOLE WORLD BUT MUCH MORE WIDESPREAD IN S.A
RAPE IS EVERYWHERE, AT HOME, IN THE WORKPLACE, AT PARTIES, IN RELATIONSHIPS EVEN IN MARRIAGE
I AM A BROKEN MAN FROM THIS BROKEN SOCIETY. WHERE WE ARE ALL SMILES AND POUTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS BUT WE DONT TALK ABOUT THESE ISSUES
He went on to say what the experience taught him to be ''more responsible''.
I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY THE FACT THAT WE ARE ANTI-RAPE AND WE GONNA KEEP MAKING ART THAT WILL INFLUENCE A BETTER GENERATION
And he apologised yet again:
THAT EXPERIENCE ALSO TAUGHT ME TO BE MORE RESPONSIBLE WITH MY CRAFT AND THAT IS EVIDENT ON THIS ALBUM. I AM A POSITIVE VOICE
And he speaks about the idea behind Caiphus song:
WITH THAT BEING SAID, I WOULD LIKE TO APOLOGISE AGAON TO EVERYBODY, ESPECIALLY WOMEN. I AM SINCERELY SORRY
I DESIGNED AN ARTWORK FOR @akaworldwide CAIPHUS SONG, LAST MONTH. ITS ABOUT REAL LOVE AND THATS WHAT WE ARE PROMOTING. WHY TEAR THAT DOWN?