DJ Black coffee steps down as Miss SA Judge

By admin
31 January 2014

Internationally acclaimed house DJ Black Coffee has stepped down as a Miss SA judge, explaining that he is related to one of the finalists.

Speaking from his overseas tour, Black coffee (Nkosinathi Maphumulo) said although he has never had any interaction with Top 33 semifinalist Tidimalo Sehlako , she is his wifes half sister .

“It has emerged, to my surprise, that I am actually related by marriage to Top 33 semifinalist Tidimalo Sehlako. Miss Sehlako is the half-sister of my wife Mbali Mlotshwa and, although she and her half-sister have only ever met twice in person, I had never met her, and notwithstanding that we have no relations of any kind with her, I do not wish any perception arising to distract from the pageant,” said Black Coffee.

Pagent organisers have accepted his recusal and said that Black Coffee’s participation has in no way inappropriately influenced the outcome of the pageant so far. “Sun International confirms that there has been no impropriety and that Black Coffee has in no way influenced the result. Miss Sehlako would have been shortlisted in any event without his participation thanks to the scores she received from the other judges,” Says Alison McKie, GM Marketing at Sun International