It is confirmed by Gauteng police that a formal case of rape has been opened against two well-known radio personalities.
Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, she wrote: “@DJFreshSA & @euphonik will you ever acknowledge drunking (drugging) me & further raping me? I was completed (completely) drugged I don’t whether you BOTH raped me or 1 of you did & you later laughed about it the next morning saying we (me & 3 girls) were so drunk we kept blacking out but nasidlwengula (you raped us).
The woman said she was a virgin at the time of the sexual assault and she had to take anxiety medication in order to come out and speak about the incident on social media
Police authorities confirmed that the woman who levelled allegations of rape against the two men had opened a case of rape at Sunnyside police station on 13 January. Both DJ Fresh and Euphonik are employed by music radio station 947, owned by Eyewitness News’ parent company Primedia Broadcasting.
DJ Fresh, a 947 radio presenter, said he was well aware of the allegations levelled against him.
“I am aware that assertions have been made about me on social media and I understand that this is often the price of being in the public eye. The fact that these claims are untrue and from an unknown source, does not make them less hurtful,” said Fresh.
“Furthermore, I am deeply concerned that spurious allegations about GBV ,especially as it is one of the most significant societal challenges in South Africa, undermine the gravity of legitimate incidents, and impact the urgency with which they are attended.
“Each time someone succumbs to the temptation of using GBV to further personal agendas, the cause to eradicate this scourge takes a step backwards.
“Please, should you have a substantiated concern or be the victim of a genuine case of GBV, I urge you to immediately go to your local police station and lay a charge.
“Pursuing the matter through a legal and criminal process is the best way to ensure that you get the protection you need.”
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.”
Last year another woman, Ntsiki Mazwai, posted allegations on social media claiming DJ Fresh had raped her.
DJ Fresh, whose real name is Thato Sikwane, successfully pursued an injunction in court, that forced her to remove all the social media posts referring to the allegations.
In its judgment, the court found Mazwai didn’t have enough evidence to back her claims, instructed her to remove her posts and refrain from making further derogatory statements about Sikwane.