Primedia Broadcasting has parted ways with radio personalities Thato ‘DJ Fresh’ Sikwane and Themba ‘Euphonik’ Nkosi with immediate effect. Announced in a statement, the company said the decision was made carefully in light of “the events of the past weeks and was taken in the best interest of the company”.
“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,” said Primedia Broadcasting’s Interim CEO Geraint Crwys-Williams.
According to a joint statement released via Twitter on Wednesday [February 10], Sikwane and Nkosi decided it was in their best interests to resume their public engagements.
“Unfortunately, we can’t find common ground with Primedia Broadcasting and agreed [to] a release from the broadcaster with immediate effect,” they said.
— DJ Fresh (Big Dawg) (@DJFreshSA) February 10, 2021
The two DJs were initially taken off air in January after a woman opened a case of rape against them. She accused the two of drugging and raping her in 2011.
In 2020, another woman named Ntsiki Mazwai also posted allegations against one of the DJs on social media. She claimed that DJ Fresh had raped her. He had successfully pursued an injunction in court, and this forced her to remove all social media posts regarding the incident.