A huge blow to Oppikoppi goers and Jack Parow fans has been dealt today. The authorities have detained the king of Afrikaans Rap, for “disturbing the peace”, and are apparently holding him until Monday – meaning he won’t be able to play at Oppikoppi Bewilderbeast.

Jack Parow WE

While staying at the Vaalkop dam – only a few kilometers from the festival – Parow and a friend took a catamaran for a ride on the dam at one thirty in the morning. After being called to shore, Parow and his friend returned to shore cooperatively. They tried to explain that they were only borrowing the catamaran, but the cops didn’t believe their story.

He announced on Facebook and Twitter a few minutes ago, that it was official that he wouldn’t be able to make it to the festival. Here’s what accompanied his announcement on Facebook; “Masekinners.. ja, so it’s official… I can’t play Koppi this year. Blerrie upset about it, but what can I do. Sorry julle.”

He made a video in what seems like a police station, explaining the situation and he apologized for not being able to perform. Check it out on his Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jack-Parow/64726534124

We wish him luck, and maybe… just maybe, he’ll still figure something out and be able to perform.

Update: This was all a joke, Ed was lucky enough to see him perform at Oppikoppi 2013