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Thando Thabethe takes over from DJ Fresh on 947

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Thando Thabethe has confirmed that she will be taking over from DJ Fresh on 947, following weeks of speculation, in light of the rape allegations levelled against the popular DJ.

Thando Thabethe took to Twitter today, 8 March 2021, to announce that she will be taking over the coveted 947 drive-time slot with her new show, 947 Drive With Thando. The news led to the media personality topping the Twitter trends because she will be taking over the spot previously held by DJ Fresh. This comes shortly after he parted ways with Primedia, in light of rape allegations made against him.

The news has also sparked controversy, as Thando had chosen not to comment on DJ Fresh’s case at the time, making her followers believe that it was a ploy to take his job from him. In late February 2021, Thando broke her silence on the matter and stood firm in that she supported DJ Fresh’s accuser, not him.

In a statement from 947 today, the radio host was quoted as saying, “I have always loved the radio as a medium to genuinely connect with people through music and conversation. I believe that music is a true leveller, bringing people together in a place and time that is just about what they are hearing and how it makes them feel. I can’t wait to get behind the mic and contribute to our 947 audience’s listening experience.”

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Sayushka Naidoo
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