5 top celebs and politicians that have thrown their weight behind DJ Fresh
Messages of support have been pouring in for radio personality Thato Sikwane, better known as DJ Fresh, after he was axed by Metro FM this week.
The SABC released a statement on Tuesday announcing that it had decided to let DJ Fresh go following "unsuccessful engagements" and his conduct allegedly bringing the broadcaster into "disrepute".
This after a complaint was lodged with the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA) alleging that Fresh used an adaption of the Zulu swear word msunery in response to a listener on air.
The SABC said DJ Fresh refused to apologise on air for the incident, something which he denied in a statement on Monday.
After the news broke, DJ Fresh released a statement, saying he's been freed of a "burdensome monkey on his back" and that he's been ready to leave since March.
"I have no regrets about how this worked out, because I firmly believed that fair labour practice is about correction more than it is about being grossly punitive. As a principle, I would sooner walk away from a job (any job) than accept such abuse," partly read his statement.
Among those supporting Fresh were politicians and celebrities, including Khanyi Mbau, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, and former Metro FM radio personality DJ Sbu.
@DJFreshSA thank you for teaching us radio bro. And specifically myself I am one of the many lives you have changed. THANK YOU!— DJ Sbu (@djsbu) July 9, 2019
Now let's play.
South Africa @iamtbotouch says Fresh Garreth Sbu Touch & Marawa!
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The firing of Big Dawg by SABC is latest proof of dismal leadership failure. I don’t buy “breakdown of trust” nonsense. There’s something deeper here. Perhaps the old problem of pushing people with backbones out of SABC. @DJFreshSA is talent you don’t loose to stay on top!— Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (@MbuyiseniNdlozi) July 9, 2019