DJ Fresh & Euphonik recuse themselves from 947 following rape allegations
Johannesburg, South Africa
DJ Fresh and Euphonik have taken upon themselves to keep away from all public engagements following rape allegations by a lady named Sipelele Madikizela.
According to Sipelele, five years ago, DJ Fresh and Euphonik drugged and raped her along with three other women. At the time, she was a second-year student at the University of Pretoria, where she was studying towards a Bachelor of Commerce Degree.
In addition, Sipelele said she was a virgin at the time of the sexual assault and that she had to take anxiety medication before she could speak about the incident on social media.
This has since prompted the two prominent House DJs to issue a joint statement pertaining to the allegations, “in light of the serious allegations levelled against us we ‘ve decided to step away from all public engagements until such time that this matter is resolved and the law has taken its course.”
In a statement released earlier, acting Primedia Broadcasting CEO Geraint Crwys-Williams said 947 and Primedia Broadcasting were evaluating all the information of the alleged misconduct.
“We take these matters extremely seriously and apply a rigorous, systematic internal process to assess them. We are awaiting substantiation of the current information from the relevant authorities. Once we have this, we will respond accordingly,” said Crwys-Williams.
Moreover, Gauteng police have since confirmed that a formal case of rape has been opened against the two renowned radio broadcasters.
Last year, musician-cum-poet, Ntsiki Mazwai, posted allegations on social media claiming DJ Fresh had raped her and took the renowned DJ to Court.
However, the Court acquitted DJ Fresh after it found she didn’t have enough evidence to back her claims, and instructed her to remove her posts and refrain from making further derogatory statements about DJ Fresh.
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