SABC’s decision to suspend DJ Fresh following his on-air rant against one of his listeners has not been received well. Mzansi has taken to social media to demand the station bring back the veteran DJ.
Fresh used the word “msunery” in response to the listener’s comments on his show. The word is an adaptation of an isiZulu swear-word. DJ Fresh also lambasted another listener on 20 May, when he asked the listener to “stop tweeting from his ass”.
The radio DJ’s comments did not sit well with his audience, especially listener, Daniel Mokwa, who laid a complaint with the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA).
However, many others felt that his suspension was an overreaction. Twitter user HlatshwiCC said:
"I don't have any issues with Relebogile but ever since she joined the breakfast show I can't listen to the whole show. Fresh should fly solo. #BringBackDJFresh"
"#BringBackDJFresh when Metro FM is shuffling nobody can change their minds, they don't even care about your opinions."
"Dear @METROFMSA, we are simply asking that you bring these amazing people back on #FreshBreakfast. They’ve earned that spot, and they deserve it. To top it off, we simply adore and miss them dearly. Is that too much to ask? Now do the Lord’s work. #BringBackDJFresh"
While Mabhega said:
"Letting Fresh go will the biggest mabhena. He is the reason I listen to Metro. Please guys ngafa yi Jacaranda at the office. I am out-voted here. I convinced them to listen cause there is Fresh. Manje abo Marikie are just not excepting Thomas. Kubhi pls #BringBackDJFresh"
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