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Primedia Broadcasting have parted ways with DJ Fresh and Euphonik following rape allegations made against them.

In a statement released on Tuesday, Primedia said that after careful consideration of the events of the last few weeks, the company has decided to release DJ Fresh and Euphonik from their contracts. Their last shows were aired during January.

Geraint Crwys-Williams, interim CEO of Primedia Broadcasting, said "this decision does not reflect a view on the veracity of any allegations against either Euphonik or Fresh. Rather it prioritises Primedia Broadcasting's business imperatives. We believe that this decision is in the best interest of our company and our various stakeholders".

In January, a local woman took to Twitter to accuse the two 947 DJ's of rape in 2011 at a party she attended with her friend while she was a second-year student at the University of Pretoria.

The woman has chosen to remain anonymous.

Captain Mavela Masonodo, police spokesperson, has confirmed that a charge of rape has been laid against the two radio personalities.

The two confirmed the dismissal, with immediate effect, in a joint statement posted on social media. They also confirmed that they will resume with all their public engagements while the pair looks forward to their "names being cleared".

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