As the debate around sexual assault claims facing US singer R. Kelly continues to rage, the SABC is reportedly yet to make a decision on calls of boycott

R. Kelly has dominated headlines across the globe ever since the first episode of of docu-series, Surviving R. Kelly aired on 3 January, 2019.

The powerful six-part series, which was produced by American filmmaker, Dream Hampton, aired on Lifetime and features over 50 interviews with young women who allege R. Kelly sexually and physically abused them over a two-decade period.

The hashtag #MuteRKelly has since topped social media trends list with local celebs including, Pearl Thusi, Jimmy Nevis, Manaka Ranaka and Kabomo expressing outrage.

According to TshisaLIVE, SABC spokesperson Neo Momodu said the public broadcaster was “considering its options”

“We have noted media reports and public campaigns calling for the muting and banning of R. Kelly’s music following allegations of sexual abuse. The SABC is considering its options and will communicate its decision should the need arise in due course,” she apparently told the publication.

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One of the SABC’s biggest platforms, Metro FM, asked listeners to share their opinions of whether it should stop playing the singer’s music.


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✊🏼✊🏼✊🏼 #MuteRKelly

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#MuteRKelly ✊✊🏽✊🏿 nuff said We need not explain why. 1 woman too many. I’m glad my gutt told me not to support his music when he married Aaliyah!!! I must have been 14 or so when I made a conscious decision to #Mute him. Didn’t know it would get this bad. I saw what his music did to my one of my sisters. I couldn’t love him as much as she did. After having experienced being chased and followed and stalked by a paedophile at the tender of 6 years, I just couldn’t. I could not support a man who married a child… I still don’t. I’m sad it took #AMERICA this long to see this monsters true colours.. Disclaimer: Any comment in support of this monstrous monster WILL be DELETED. #AngidlaliNjalo #HaKeBapale

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