ACCOUNTABILITY AT THE HEART OF TRUST
Article by: Dumisane Dube
The National Prosecuting Authority has dropped the rape case against popular DJs Fresh and Euphonik.
National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Lumka Mahanjana confirmed that a decision not to prosecute was taken. The NPA says it looked at the docket and decided not to prosecute due to a lack of evidence.
The pair were accused of raping a woman at a party in 2011, the woman revealed the alleged rape on Twitter.
Both radio personalities denied the allegations made against them.
“With regards to DJ Fresh and Euphonik matter, the docket was indeed presented to the prosecutor. Upon perusal of all available evidence in the docket, a decision not to prosecute was taken. There are no prospects of successful prosecution on the available evidence, because the evidence is insufficient,” explained Mahanjana.
In a joint statement released on Monday evening, the duo said the allegations were false and they are deeply saddened that GBV, a serious crisis in South Africa, was “weaponised” in this manner.
They thanked friends, family, supporters and their legal team for standing by them.
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