Saturday, 16 January 2021 12:38

Entertainment Reporter.

DJ Fresh and DJ Euphonik on Saturday were taken off air on music station 947. The pair reached an agreement with Primedia Broadcasting that they would step down from their roles with immediate effect after rape cases were opened against the two.

"947 and Primedia Broadcasting have engaged with DJ Fresh (Thato Sikwane) and Euphonik (Themba Nkosi) regarding the alleged sexual assault charges levelled against them. We take these matters extremely seriously and apply a rigorous, systematic internal process to assess them. Primedia Broadcasting, DJ Fresh and Euphonik have reached a mutual decision for both DJs to come off air in order to focus on addressing this matter."

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 Primedia Broadcasting.

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."

The case is under investigation by police.

The DJs and music producers released a joint statement on Twitter on Saturday they’ve "decided to step away from all public work engagements until such time that the serious allegations have been resolved and the law has taken its course"

Last year another woman, musician Ntsiki Mazwai posted allegations on social media claiming DJ Fresh had raped her.

DJ Fresh, 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.