Primedia Broadcasting Parts Ways with DJ Fresh and Euphonik, SA Reacts

Primedia Broadcasting Parts Ways with DJ Fresh and Euphonik, SA Reacts

-Primedia Broadcasting has revealed that it has parted ways with DJ Fresh and Euphonik

- Primedia confirmed in a statement that it has decided to release Fresh and Euphonik from their contracts

- Fresh and Euphonik trended recently after a woman accused them of sexually assaulting her

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Primedia Broadcasting has parted ways with DJ Fresh and Euphonik, the media company confirmed in a statement on Wednesday night, 10 February.

DJ Fresh and Euphonik trended on social media a few weeks back after a woman accused them of drugging her and sexually assaulting her while she was still a student some years back.

Both the musician's names have been trending on Twitter since the news broke that Primedia has decided to release the two stars from their contracts.

In the statement, Primedia Broadcasting said:

"After careful consideration of the events of the last few weeks, the company has decided to release DJ Fresh and Euphonik from their contracts."
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Both the radio hosts did their last shows on 947 in January after they trended for the allegations of sexual assault.

"The decision does not reflect a view on the veracity of the allegations against Euphonik or Fresh. Rather it prioritises Primedia Broadcasting's business imperatives," read the statement.

Tweeps have shared mixed thoughts on the companies decision to release the two media personalities even though their case has not gone to court. Check out some of the comments below:

@Ningi_Nice said:

"I honestly home DJ Fresh and Euphonik find a home soon. I'll definitely miss the Sunday Mixes from 18:00 - 20:00."

@Ngema_Sthembiso wrote:

"Three weeks after being pulled off air as they faced rape allegations, Primedia Broadcasting confirmed on Wednesday that DJ duo Thato "DJ Fresh" Sikwane and Themba "DJ Euphonik" Nkosi have been "released from their contracts. This is so sad..."

@TseboMolebatsi commented:

"Euphonik & Fresh departure from Primedia seems like contractual disputes more than rape allegations, however the allegations had an impact maybe remuneration was decreased due to tarnished reputations."
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@TumisangMasimeg wrote:

"I guess this an eye opener for most men who like to use young kids for entertainment..Whether the girl is lying or not but we know men are doing it."

@RealMTshabalala added:

"Fantastic decision for Primedia brand. The rape allegations have to go through court process."
Primedia Broadcasting Parts Ways with DJ Fresh and Euphonik, SA Reacts

Primedia Broadcasting has parted ways with DJ Fresh and Euphonik. Image: @djfreshsa, @euphonik
Source: Instagram

In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that Thando Thabethe trended on social media after she was dragged by MacG. MacG and his crew slammed Thando Thabethe for her "selective activism" in his latest podcast.

MacG shared that the stunner called him out when he made transphobic comments in his podcast titled Podcast and Chill with MacG but failed to say anything when DJ Fresh trended for allegations of sexual assault.

MacG also slammed Thabooty for her "horrific numbers" on her podcast. He said she should just stick to "posting nude pictures on Instagram". Thando took to Twitter on Monday night, 8 February after watching the podcast and posted four laughing emojis.

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The star's tweet rubbed many the wrong way. They took to her comment section and also called her out for "selective activism" when she calls herself a GBV activist.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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