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DJ Fresh dismisses rape allegations, urges victims to press charges

Rape accused DJ Fresh, real name Thato Sikwane has denied allegations leveled against him and his best friend DJ Euphonik by a mysterious woman identified as @Nampree.

The woman who claims she was a virgin at the time when she and three other girls were drugged by the two DJs, publicly shamed Fresh and Euphonik accusing them of raping them and making fun of it.

She wrote, “@DJFreshSA & @euphonik will you ever acknowledge drunking (drugging) me & further raping me? I was completed (completely) drugged I don’t whether you BOTH raped me or 1 of you did & you later laughed about it the next morning saying we (me & 3 girls) were so drunk we kept blacking out but nasidlwengula (you raped us).”

She went on to say she had to take anxiety medication in order for her to come out and speak about the incident.

“Just so you know? I was a virgin when y’all did that to me. I had to take anxiety meds to even tweet this,” she added.

DJ Fresh, who’s a 947 radio presenter responded to the allegations saying he was well aware of it but it’s all false and it’s a price he has to pay for being in the public eye.

“I am aware that assertions have been made about me on social media and I understand that this is often the price of being in the public eye. The fact that these claims are untrue and from an unknown source, does not make them less hurtful.

“Furthermore, I am deeply concerned that spurious allegations about GBV, especially as it is one of the most significant societal challenges in South Africa, undermine the gravity of legitimate incidents, and impact the urgency with which they are attended.

“Each time someone succumbs to the temptation of using GBV to further personal agendas, the cause to eradicate this scourge takes a step backwards.

“Please, should you have substantiated concern or be the victim of a genuine case of GBV, I urge you to immediately go to your local police station and lay a charge.

“Pursuing the matter through a legal and criminal process is the best way to ensure that you get the protection you need,” said DJ Fresh.

Meanwhile DJ Euphonik has not responded, 947 radio said they are closely monitoring the matter and will respond accordingly.