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DJ Fresh challenged by accuser. Image via Instagram @djfreshsa.

R500k lawsuit loading: DJ Fresh challenged by accuser

The woman who accused DJ Fresh of rape is now challenging his R500 000 lawsuit for damage to reputation and inability to earn a living.

DJ Fresh

DJ Fresh challenged by accuser. Image via Instagram @djfreshsa.

A defamation tussle is reportedly unfolding at the Johannesburg High Court between radio personality and DJ Thato Sikwane, popularly known as DJ Fresh and the woman who accused him off rape earlier this year.


DJ Fresh filed a R500 000 lawsuit against the woman who accused him of rape in April this year. The R500 000 lawsuit was lodged against the woman because she claimed DJ Fresh and Themba Nkosi, popularly known as DJ Euphonik raped her. This follows the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) dropping charges against the two DJs in February.

City Press reports that the woman filed her intention to defend the lawsuit at the same court in October.

“The docket was indeed presented to the prosecutor. Upon perusal of all available evidence in the docket, a decision not to prosecute was taken,” said spokesperson Lumka Mahanjana.  

“There are no prospects of a successful prosecution on the available evidence because it is insufficient,” continued Mahanjana.

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The NPA also withdrew the case of crimen injuria laid by the DJs against the woman. DJ Fresh wrote that he suffered immense harm to his reputation and his ability to earn a living, in his court papers.

“On or about January 11 2021 and at about 16:03 the defendant authored and published a defamatory publication concerning the plaintiff (Sikwane) via the social media platform known as Twitter, wherein in the following was stated,” read the court papers according to City Press.

The two tweets in question were the following. 

“@DJFresh and Euphonik will you ever acknowledged drumming and further raping me? I was completely drugged I don’t know whether you both raped me or one of you did and you later laughed about it the next morning saying we (me and three girls) were so drunk we kept blacking out but nasidlwegula,” wrote @nampree on Twitter.

“Just so you know? I was a virgin when y’all did that to me,” wrote @nampree on Twitter.

The former Metro FM radio host said that the tweets were false and without merit.

“The said words, as contained in the tweets, are false, wrongful and defamatory of the plaintiff,” read the court papers. 


The papers also claimed that the following would have been understood by readers of the tweet.

  • The plaintiff has committed the heinous crime of rape. 
  • The plaintiff drugs and intoxicates women in an attempt to engage in sexual intercourse with the said women. 
  • Laughs and finds it amusing that young men get drunk and black out
  • (He) is a criminal who commits crimes against women
  • (He) has conducted himself improperly and is unworthy of holding himself out as an honest, moral, ethical and or competent person. 

DJ Fresh reportedly does not want to benefit from the R500 000 but instead donate the money to feminist women’s rights organisation People Opposing Women Abuse. A court date has not yet been set for a hearing.

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