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South African Comedian and Actor Kenneth Nkosi Handed Himself in to the Police

The well-known actor allegedly assaulted his girlfriend in public.

Yesterday, South African actor Kenneth Nkosi, who has starred in films such as Five Fingers for Marseilles and the Oscar-winning Tsotsi, handed himself in at the Central Johannesburg Police Station following his alleged assault of his girlfriend. He is expected to appear in the Magistrate's Court after a charge of common assault under domestic violence was laid against him, according to News24.


Following the alleged assault, a friend of the victim took to Twitter to share her anger about what happened at a popular hangout spot in Johannesburg last week Friday.

She spoke about how her friend had refused to pay any attention to Nkosi who then became belligerent and allegedly began assaulting the young woman, even going as far as following her into the ladies' room where he allegedly continued being violent towards her.

Speaking about the details of what transpired between Nkosi and his girlfriend to DRUM magazine, Captain Xoli Mbele said:

"The complainant was at the BlackAnt lounge with her boyfriend when three ladies came to attack her. Her boyfriend then pushed her, causing her to sustain injuries on her hands. He further pulled her by her hair before beating her up."

More individuals subsequently came forward on Twitter and shared their own harrowing experiences with the actor. The plight of women in South Africa seems as if it will continue to worsen. Rates of domestic violence and femicide remain disgustingly high as South African men continue to violate women with impunity.

Similarly, and perhaps more well-known, is the alleged assault of gqom artist, Babes Wodumo, by her boyfriend and fellow musician, Mampintsha. The case has been riddled with controversy, plot twists as well as Babes herself failing to appear in court.

READ: Here's the Latest on South African Artist Babes Wodumo's Assault Case

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Interview: How Stogie T’s ‘Freestyle Friday’ Became a TV Show

Freestyle Friday started as lockdown content but is now a fully-fledged TV show on Channel O. In this interview, Stogie T breaks down why the show is revolutionary and talks about venturing into media.

When South Africa was put under a hard lockdown in 2020, Stogie T started Freestyle Friday to "make SA rap again." Freestyle Friday, hosted on Instagram, saw a different cohort of rappers each rap over the same beat picked by the veteran rapper. From niche and emerging rappers to some of the most notable names in South African hip-hop—the likes of AKA, Focalistic, Ginger Trill and several others all participated.

In the last few weeks, however, Freestyle Friday has found its way to cable TV. The show airs every Friday on Channel O, one of the continent's longest-running music TV channels. Freestyle Friday as a TV programme isn't just about freestyles, it's about the art of rapping and the music business, particularly SA hip-hop. Guests range from lyricists to record executives and other personalities aligned with the scene—Ninel Musson and Ms Cosmo for instance.

But Freestyle Friday is only the first media product Stogie T is working on as he is in the process of starting a podcast network, a venture in which he is collaborating with Culture Capital. In the Q&A below, Stogie T breaks down the relationship with Culture Capital, how the show moved from the internet to TV, why it's a revolutionary idea, touches on his venture into media and his future plans.

This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

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