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Koffi Olomide’s South Africa show cancelled over rape conviction

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Popular Congolese musician and convicted rapist Koffi Olomide will no longer perform in South Africa following an outcry from women’s rights groups.

On Tuesday, Shimmy Beach Club in Cape Town confirmed it had cancelled the June 30th show, after a petition by The Stop Koffi Olomide Collective called for the artist to be banned from performing in the country.

Koffi Olomidé guilty of rape of 15-year-old girl

This was followed by Gallagher Convention Centre’s announcement on Wednesday morning, that it too had cancelled Olomide’s show, which was due to take place on 28 June.

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According to BBC News, Olomide was given a two-year suspended sentence by a French court earlier this year, after being convicted of the statutory rape of one of his former dancers, who was 15-years-old at the time.

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