Radio presenters DJ Fresh and Euphonik have both stepped away from the microphones amid rape allegations against them. Both of the DJ’s are employed by Primedia Broadcasting’s 947.
Sipelele Madikizela accused the two DJ’s of drugging and raping her back in 2011. She posted the information on Twitter after a formal case of rape was opened at the Sunnyside police station on 13 January.
In a statement released by DJ Fresh (Thato Sikwane) and Euphonik (Themba Nkosi) together, the DJ’s said that “in light of the serious allegations levelled against us, we’ve decided to step away from all public work engagement until such time that this matter has been resolved and the law has taken its course”.
Speaking to eNCA over the weekend, Primedia’s acting CEO, Geraint Crwys-Williams, said that both DJ’s offered to step down without management interjecting. An agreement was reached by the DJ’s and Primedia that it would be in the best interest of both the presenters and the radio station.
No further details surrounding the court date or arrests have been made public. The story is ongoing.
Watch the eNCA video below for more info around the interview with Crwys-Williams.
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