The family of the woman who accused DJ Fresh and Euphonik of rape is calling for DJ Fresh to retract a statement they say was made to damage the accuser’s reputation.
In a tweet on Tuesday [February 16], DJ Fresh responded to another user’s tweet claiming the accuser was a ‘pathological liar’. In response, he claimed a family member of the accuser feels the same way and had told him so.
Aunt of her’s called me 3 weeks ago stating EXACTLY THIS!!! She wouldn’t speak on the record coz “family” 😒 https://t.co/nYUG0DcsoH
— DJ Fresh (Big Dawg) (@DJFreshSA) February 16, 2021
According to the DJ, real name Thato Sikwane, a friend of the accuser had also confirmed under oath that the accuser was lying. According to DJ Fresh, the friend was said to be with the accuser during the alleged incident but says she was never there and does not have any knowledge of this incident.
— DJ Fresh (Big Dawg) (@DJFreshSA) February 18, 2021
You’re not going to tell me how to react. It was funny while our names were being dragged by this lying extorshinist. Keep the the same energy going. Have a great day. ❤️
— Euphonik™♛ (@euphonik) February 17, 2021
Shout out to the toxic feminist brigade who are conscious liars and delusionists that don’t know the difference between fact or fiction. You can’t rape someone you’ve never met and don’t know. No matter how much you want to believe it it won’t make it true.✌🏾
— Euphonik™♛ (@euphonik) February 16, 2021
The family has since released a statement on Thursday in response to DJ Fresh’s “extremely dangerous claims”.
“The Madikizela family wants to make it absolutely clear that at NO point did ANY family member call DJ Fresh to state such. The Madikizela family is distressed at these false claims and rejects these with contempt,” reads the statement.
“This is a clear example of slander and defamation of character to damage our daughter’s reputation, character and integrity.”
Their statement continued: “We salute our daughter’s courage to stand up for herself and in doing so, for the thousands of rape victims and survivors that are afraid to speak up and report rape and sexual assault in this country.”
The family is calling on DJ Fresh to retract these claims immediately, or he must publish the name of the relative who allegedly made these comments.
“He cannot be naive to think that he can publish such malicious allegations about our daughter and still have the privilege to hide his source,” adds the statement.
— WISE4Afrika #FeministsAtWork #FixingTheCountry (@Wise4Afrika) February 18, 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.
“@DJFreshSA & @euphonik will you ever acknowledge drinking (sic) me & further raping me?” the woman posted on Twitter on January 11.”I was completely drugged I don’t whether you BOTH raped me or 1 of you did and you later laughed about it the next morning saying we (me and three girls) were so drunk we kept blacking out.”
In 2020, another woman 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.
Fresh and Euphonik denied the allegations, calling them “hurtful and false” according to TshisaLIVE but refused to provide further comment once the case had been confirmed by police.
Both DJs parted ways with their previous employer Primedia Broadcasting earlier in February.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) announced on Monday [February 15] that they would not be prosecuting DJ Fresh and Euphonik as there was insufficient evidence.
Picture: Instagram / DJ Fresh