DJs Fresh and Euphonik dismissed from their radio jobs.
Radio 94.7 DJs Fresh (Thato Sikwane) and Euphonik (Themba Mbongeni Nkosi) were removed from public work engagements following rape allegations that were made against them by a woman who goes by the Twitter handle @Nampree. She publicly accused the two on social media of allegedly drugging and raping her and three other women in 2011 and later in January 2021 opened a formal case with the South African Police Service at Sunnyside police station.
“@DJFreshSA and @euphonik will you ever acknowledge drunking me and further raping me? I was completed drugged I don’t (know) whether you BOTH raped me or 1 of you did and you later laughed about it the next morning saying we (me and 3 girls) were so drunk we kept blacking out but nasidlwengula (you raped us),” the woman wrote on Twitter.
Today, Primedia released a statement announcing the permanent dismissal of the two jocks.
” Primedia Broadcasting can confirm 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 on 947 were aired on 15th January and 10th January 2021 respectively,” the statement reads.
Interim CEO of Primedia Broadcasting Geraint Crwys-Williams 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.”
DJ Fresh and Euphonik have been fired😍😍— MPHO 🌻 (@MphoMoalamedi) February 10, 2021
So to be clear and to make sure there's NO misunderstanding: this Primedia statement is NOT saying the company took a decision about Fresh and Euphonik based on opposition to rape culture. It is a strictly BUSINESS decision. Womxn aren't top of mind, only profits are. pic.twitter.com/JFOQ2V1FZM— Eusebius McKaiser (@Eusebius) February 10, 2021
Primedia has fired DJ Fresh and Euphonik with immediate effect.— Bonga Dlulane (@BongaDlulane) February 10, 2021