18 June 2019
STATEMENT: WLC supports the “Stop Koffi Olomide campaign” and calls for denial of entry and cancellation of Koffi Olomide shows
Koffi Olomide, a Congolese musician and convicted rapist and harasser, is set to perform two shows in South Africa at the end of June, in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Mr Olomide has a long history of sexual and physical violence against women. In March 2019, Mr Olomide was convicted of statutory rape in France. In 2016, he was deported from Kenya after a case of assault. In 2012, he was also accused of assaulting a journalist in Zambia. When such facts are clear and have been tested in a court of law, it is unacceptable to allow such a person into our country, and to perform on a public platform.