DJ Fresh defends Basetsana Kumalo regarding 'condescending' Zozibini Tunzi interview

12 December 2019 - 13:00 By Kyle Zeeman
DJ Fresh has told Bassie's critics where to get off.
DJ Fresh has told Bassie's critics where to get off.
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DJ Fresh has defended former Miss SA Basetsana Kumalo, after the star was accused of being rude and condescending during an interview with newly-crowned Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi. The interview took place during an audition on Presenter Search on 3 last year.

Bassie was dragged by Twitter users on Wednesday after a video of her being interviewed by Zozi went viral. In the video, Bassie corrected Zozi and scrutinised her questioning.

The businesswoman was slammed for her “condescending” manner, which Bassie later denied.

DJ Fresh weighed in, telling a critic: “You are being unnecessarily mischievous. As a former Presenter Search onjudge, I can tell you for free, that they are deliberately put through their paces, and such 'difficult' interviews, to better prepare them for when they have the gig! There is nothing here!”

The critic hit back, but Fresh was not here for people on a “crusade”.

“It’s futile to argue with someone about a gig you did when they are clear on their 'crusade', despite knowing nothing about said gig. So you win! Enjoy the rest of your day ...”