We, the undersigned, call on:
1. The Department of Home Affairs to stop Koffi Olomide from being allowed into the country and to release a public statement about it.
2. Koffi Olomide concert organisers and hosts, Shimmy Beach Club and Gallagher Estate to not let convicted woman abuser, Koffi Olomide, perform in South Africa *
Why is this important?
Koffi Olomide has a documented history of committing violence directed at women. In March 2019 he was convicted of statutory rape in France and between 2002 and 2006, sexually assaulted his dancers . In 2016, he was deported from Kenya for assaulting one of his dancers.
Allowing him to perform in South Africa would undermine the victims of his actions, which cannot be tolerated or allowed. South Africa already has a Gender Based Violence crisis and should not be rewarding perpetrators with platforms such as this.