Popular South African actor Sthembiso SK Khoza was embroiled in a s£x scandal after a video surfaced on social media where he is seen in the company of unclad women in what looks like a house party.
Further allegations were made that the women who attended the “s£x party” may have been drugged. This has not yet been confirmed.
The video footage With a hashtag #Shaka trended on social media, referencing the character that Khoza plays on the popular show.
Many fans on social media expressed their disappointment at the behaviour of the actor, saying he was adopting the ‘womanising’ qualities of the character he plays.
SK Khoza has since apologized for his actions.”My actions were unacceptable, I beg for forgiveness. I take full responsibility, especially at a time we are faced with a serious pandemic. I should have made better decisions. I need to do better. To everyone I have disappointed and hurt, I am truly sorry.”
But legal expert Hannes Bouwer of Cavanagh & Richards Attorneys tells Sowetan that according to the Films and Publications Amendment Bill signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa last October, Khoza and the women in the clips are victims of revenge porn.
“If the person is not identified/cannot be identified in the publication [a person found guilty will get a] fine not exceeding R150,000 or imprisonment not exceeding two years or both,” Bouwer explained
According to the Bill, revenge p0rn is defined as “any person who knowingly distributes private s£xual photographs and films in any medium, including through the internet, without prior consent of the individual or individuals and where the individual or individuals in the photographs or films is identified or identifiable in the said photographs and films, shall be guilty of an offence and liable upon conviction”.