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Ntsiki Mazwai discusses rape culture in South Africa after DJ Fresh’s return

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Ntsiki Mazwai, who is legally banned from mentioning DJ Fresh’s name on social media, alluded to her disappointment in his return to the industry after he released a statement.

Ntsiki Mazwai took to Twitter on Thursday, 11 February 2021, to speak on the nonchalance of accused rapists, as they are often believed to be more honest than their alleged victims. The controversial media personality, who previously accused DJ Fresh of rape and was subsequently ordered not to mention his name on social media, generally commented on the matter, leaving it up to Twitter users to deduce who are what she was referring to in the comments section.

She stated that she continues to stand with the alleged victims, despite the outcome of their cases. Ntsiki then questioned why rapists are often offered amnesty whilst victims are put through cross examinations. She stated, “Why are you guys acting like it’s normal to be accused of rape?” She also responded to a user who reasoned that his loss of income and reputational damage was punishment enough, to which she responded, “I can think of 20 musicians who have never been accused of rape… Why him?”

This comes after DJ Fresh and Euphonik took to Twitter on Wednesday, 10 February 2021, to inform their fans that they will be resuming public engagements, with the exclusion of their previous work with Primedia, which has been terminated with immediate effect. The joint statement explained that after extensive legal consultations, they were unable to find common ground with the broadcasting company, resulting in the termination of their contracts.

They stated, “After extensive consultation, legal and otherwise, we have concluded that it is in our best interests to resume all of our pubic engagements. We look forward to our names being cleared. Unfortunately, we can’t find common ground with Primedia and have agreed a release from our obligations to the broadcaster, with immediate effect.”

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