- Thato Sikwane, also known as DJ Fresh, took to Twitter to release a statement against the allegations of sexual assault that were levelled against him on social media
- Fresh denied all allegations, deeming them false and without basis
- The radio presenter also addressed comments made by his former partner on social media
DJ Fresh, whose real name is Thato Sikwane, took to social media on Tuesday, 10 September, releasing a statement which denies the allegations of sexual assault levelled against him.
It is believed DJ Fresh was accused by an anonymous person using Twitter account @AmINext, which has since been deleted from the social media platform. Fresh was accused of rape at a popular club in Fourways.
In his statement, he denied the allegations:
“As a person who has been in the entertainment industry for over two decades, I have considered myself as a tool and a voice for the unheard. I have never been one to shy away from taking responsibility for my actions and will not be starting now. I have faced all manner of false accusations from anonymous and identified parties; to which I have rarely responded.”
Fresh claimed the comments were published “recklessly”.
“The current allegations are false and without basis.”
Fresh also mentioned that he was “saddened” that the “focus is being shifted from real issues and perpetrators”.
“I have consistently used the platforms of influence that I am afforded to take a stand against gender-based violence. I have supported initiatives in this area, motivated by the wish for a safe country for women and children, and the public at large. I am, and I will, remain committed to this cause.”
Fresh also addressed the comments made by a former partner on social media. Fortunately she did not name him in the posts.
“As for the statements made by someone I had a relationship with over 18 years ago, they are without merit and denied. I have, in the past, chosen to ignore this person, but due to the implications of the most recent statement, the matter has been referred to my attorneys to handle and I am not in a position to comment further at this time.”
Meanwhile, a month ago, Briefly.co.za reported that it was clear to see that DJ Fresh ain’t sweating one 'lil thing after being fired from Metro FM. Mzansi’s Big Dawg is living his best life!
DJ Fresh recently got fired from Metro FM by the SABC for using foul language on air. While the SABC felt it did the right thing by terminating Fresh’s contract, the people of Mzansi felt they made a big mistake.
Briefly.co.za reported on DJ Fresh’s final statement in which he assured his fans that he is A-okay and ready for a new adventure. Being fired has really been no skin off Fresh’s nose.
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