- The SABC has officially fired DJ Fresh
- DJ Fresh is no longer a part of the Metro FM team due to using foul language on air
- Newsroom Afrika has already offered Fresh a spot on its station
The worst has happened. Mzansi’s favourite veteran radio DJ, DJ Fresh, has officially been kicked off Metro FM for good.
DJ Fresh is a household name when it comes to radio. After many years at 5FM, Fresh left and made his home at Metro FM.
On Tuesday the SABC released a statement explaining the decision to let DJ Fresh go for good. The SABC confirmed Fresh’s termination and fans are shook.
"The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) would like to announce that it has terminated the contract of Mr. Thato Sikwane also known as DJ Fresh, with immediate effect. The termination follows unsuccessful engagements between SABC Radio Management and Mr. Thato Sikwane, subsequent to his usage of offensive language on-air, resulting in the SABC being found guilty and sanctioned by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) for contravention of clause 6 of the BCCSA’s Code of Conduct. In addition, his conduct brought the SABC into disrepute," part of the statement reads.
Fresh appeared as a guest on a breakfast show on Newsroom Afrika and was offered a spot on the new station soon after.
The founders of the station, Thabile Ngwato, took to social media with the offer, but Fresh has not accepted or rejected it as of yet.
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