Simiso Zwane best known as Okmalumkoolkat was released from Tasmania prison in Australia were he was sentenced to six months in jail with five months suspended for sexual assault against a fellow artist,
The 32-year-old KZN born rapper served one month sentence and he is now back in South Africa.
“Okmalumkoolkat aka Simiso Zwane has officially returned home from Australia after serving his one month sentence in Tasmania. We are pleased to announce that he is in good health and ready to address his fans” – Says his PR Agency (Stamp Communications).
Mytvnews has received an official statement from Simizi aka Okmalumkookat that read as follows:
I am writing this letter to my fans as Simiso Zwane, not as Okmalumkoolkat. I say this because it was Simiso Zwane who was out there in that Tasmanian prison.
Now, I know there has been speculations and misconceptions about my case. I was charged with assault with intent of indecency and assault with intent. 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 endured hardships of the sentence that was handed to me. I would like to move on with my life.
I am sincerely sorry to everybody that 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.
This hasn’t just affected Okmalumkoolkat, but it has affected Simiso Zwane, my whole family, my friends and my team who have realised the fact that I am also human. I would like to thank everybody that stood by me and have been really supportive. I sincerely appreciate that.
Lastly, I would like to ask the media and all those who have opinions on this issue, to respect my privacy and the privacy of my family and friends. 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.