February 17, 2021

NPA Drops Rape Charges Against DJ Fresh & Euphonik

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has confirmed that the sexual assault charges against Thato ‘DJ Fresh’ Sikwane and Themba ‘Euphonik’ Nkosi have been withdrawn due to lack of sufficient evidence. 

Last month, a young woman named Sipelele Madikizela took to the social media platform Twitter to accuse DJ Fresh and Euphonik of drugging and raping her in 2011. 

This accusation shocked the country and Primedia Broadcasting decided to take them off air and eventually terminate their contracts.

However, NPA spokesperson, Lumka Mahanjana, has released a statement confirming that the agency has decided not to proceed with the case.

She said: “With regards to the DJ Fresh and Euphonik matter, the docket was indeed presented to the prosecutor. Upon perusal of all available evidence in the docket, a decision not to prosecute was taken.”

She added: “There are no prospects of successful prosecution on the available evidence, because the evidence is insufficient.”

DJ Fresh also released a statement on Twitter and said: “As we’ve said before, these are false allegations and we are deeply saddened that GBV, a serious crisis in South Africa, was weaponised in this manner.”

The pair will now resume all their public engagements.

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