ACCOUNTABILITY AT THE HEART OF TRUST
Article by: Dumisane Dube
DJ Fresh and DJ Euphonik have been taken off air at 947 Highveld Stereo. Prime Media Broadcasting has released a statement saying that a mutual agreement was reached between the two radio personalities to step down from their roles with immediate effect after rape cases were opened against them.
‘We welcome their approach in the matter and appreciate the manner in which they are managing the challenging situation’, states Prime Media Broadcasting.
Earlier this week, Gauteng police confirmed that a formal case of rape was opened against the two well-known radio personalities. This is after a woman by the name of @Nampree took to Twitter accusing DJ Fresh and Euphonik of drugging and raping her in 2011.
Nampree said that she got sexually violated by the two along with three other girls, she further said that she has bottled the rape incident for an undisclosed period and before exposing the DJs, she had to take anxiety medication.
Supporting her was poet and actress Lebogang Mashile who said she commends her courage for speaking up. “I believe you. These two have been named in far too many stories of abuse. It’s consistent. I am so sorry that this is what you went through. No one deserves it. Thank you for validating others who may be too scared to come forward right now,” added Mashile.
Last year another woman, a well-known poet Ntsiki Mazwai, posted allegations on social media claiming DJ Fresh had raped her. The matter was taken to court, and Ntsiki was ordered to remove all her rape allegation posts because of lack of evidence and was barred from making such statements about DJ Fresh in the future.
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