A video of the Afropop and Amapiano musician, Coolkiid whose real name is Avuyile Nkompolo confessing to having sexual intercourse with an underaged girl, has emerged.
In the video clip, he is confirming to have had sex with a 13-year-old girl without using protection. Which in common law jurisdictions, is called statutory rape. Referring to nonforcible sexual activity in which one of the individuals is below the age of consent.
The Ingelosi hitmaker had been arrested in December last year after the victim’s father opened a rape case against him. Now, he is currently out on bail.
The 13-year-old girl’s uncle told ZiMoja that Coolkiid was staying with his family in Stilfontein in Klerksdorp, North West when the incident happened. The uncle had been managing Coolkiid at the time.
Coolkiid has since left the uncle as his manager and recently signed a deal with Sony Music South Africa shortly after he was arrested and charged with rape.
In the video, the musician is overheard apologising to the 13-year old’s father for sleeping with her without using protection.
As the Inhliziyo hitmaker kept apologising, the father asked the artist if he knew the girl’s age before the incident which he claimed he didn’t know. He added that what irritates them the most about the family was that Coolkiid was granted bail even after he confessed to sleeping with the girl.
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Reportedly, the uncle said the family does not believe that Coolkiid is remorseful about what he did.
Soon after being granted R2000 bail, he posted on Facebook: “Devil is a liar, thank God I survived, and I made it back home stronger. People are so evil, never trust anyone. I still cannot believe everything happened on my birthday (28 December). I thank Godnabaphansi for ukungikhusela (my ancestors for protecting me through everything bad that happened to me.)”
“Our law in South Africa is very weak. How can someone who confessed to sleeping with a minor be given bail when he should be behind bars? This boy is disrespectful towards our family, and he doesn’t see anything wrong in what he did. He has destroyed the girl’s future, yet he comes out and calls us devils,” he said.
“I don’t mean to sound like a politician but for now I am a parent that will do anything to protect my children. For what happened in the case of Coolkiid I can say this is an injustice. I don’t want to lie; I am angry at the fact that he is out on bail with everything he did. I want him to rot in jail. This boy is busy gigging as if there is no dark cloud hanging over his head. This is unfair to us,” said Tshambo.
Coolkiid is however expected back and must’ve showed face at the Stilfontein magistrates court yesterday, February 9.