'Tone deaf' or just a birthday wish? EFF dragged for posting DJ Fresh shoutout

27 July 2021 - 13:10
By cebelihle bhengu AND Cebelihle Bhengu
DJ Fresh's birthday shoutout got tongues wagging.
Image: Simphiwe Mkhwanazi/2016 Loerie Awards DJ Fresh's birthday shoutout got tongues wagging.

The EFF was dragged by many on social media this week when it shared a video of former 947 radio DJ Thato “DJ Fresh” Sikwane wishing the party a happy birthday.

The party celebrated its eighth anniversary on Monday and shared videos of famous people who sent well wishes to the red berets. Among these was DJ Fresh.

In a short video message, the DJ congratulated the party for its success over the years.

DJ Fresh and DJ Euphonik were embroiled in rape allegations earlier this year after a woman took to Twitter to detail the alleged incident. The case against the pair was dropped by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in February due to a lack of sufficient evidence.

Many dragged the EFF for posting the video of Fresh, saying they believed his accuser and urged others to “report” the video.

Others said they saw nothing wrong with the DJ wishing the party well.

The EFF had not responded to questions sent by TshisaLIVE at the time of publishing this article. It will be updated once comment is received.

Here's what social media users said: