An 18-year-old South African comedian identified as Bobo, was beaten by some unidentified men for being gay.
In a video circulating on social media, young Bobo is heard telling a friend that he would not bother reporting the matter to authorities.
According to the footage, Bobo had just finished performing at DJ Bongs’ event held in Durban, KZN when a group of unidentified men allegedly attacked him for no reason.
Bobo who became a known face in his community after his comedy videos went viral, was left with bruises and a gash around his mouth and left eye by the men that “attacked him for no reason”.
Sharing the video on Facebook, the comedian’s friend said it was a hate crime assault which centered on his sexuality.
South African Comedian, Bobo beaten up for being gay. pic.twitter.com/qcTNcRph8P
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When called for comment, DJ Bongs said he was shocked because Bobo is not a violent person. However, he said he couldn’t get involved in this as he did not witness the incident.
“I don’t know anything. He never told me and he has my number. Yes he did perform at my gig and if he was attacked why did he not tell me? I suggest you ask him because I can’t comment on things I don’t know about or did not witness,” he said