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Koffi Olomide's Show In South Africa Has Been Cancelled

The venue has confirmed the cancellation of the Congolese artist's show after a petition circulated, demanding that the convicted rapist be banned from performing in the country.

UPDATE 06/18: South Africa's Shimmy Beach Club has cancelled the previously schedule performance of Congolese rhumba musician and convicted rapist, Kofi Olomide, following a large public outcry, demanding that the artist be stopped from performing in the country.

He was slated to perform at the venue on June 30. Shimmy Beach Club released a statement on Twitter on Tuesday in response to the group known as the Stop Koffi Olomide Collective, which launched a petition against his performance. According to the venue, the decision to no longer host Olomide was made last week.

The Stop Koffi Olomide Collective has responded asking for further action to ensure the full removal of the artist from promotional posters and ticket-selling sites.

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Koffi Olomide, real name Antoine Christophe Agbepa Mumba, is set to perform in South Africa at the end of this month in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. However, a petition to prevent him from performing is being circulated on the basis of his criminal track record with women especially.

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Koffi Olomide Could Face Jail Time for Assault & Battery of His Dancer

Police showed up at the 60-year-old Congolese Rumba star's residence in Kinshasa, DRC to arrest him for an alleged assault at the Nairobi airport Tuesday morning.

UPDATE: Congolese music star Koffi Olomide (Antoine Christophe Agbepa Mumba) apparently hasn’t learned his lesson since serving a 3-month suspended jail term for assaulting his producer in 2012.

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