South African radio personality DJ Fresh has revealed that he is not a South African citizen.
The 947 presenter sat down with Pearl Thusi in an interview where he opened up on a number of issues including his dramatic exit from Metro FM.
When the new season of the BET Africa's Behind started many thought DJ Fresh would take time to defend himself regarding the sexual harassment allegations levelled against him on social media, little did they know the episode was pre-recorded.
Despite Fresh have had described the allegations as false and baseless before, social media users hoped to get more details on the show.
DJ Fresh also talked about his exit from Metro FM. He was unceremoniously taken off the
airwaves in June this year after a listener lodged a complaint that he used vulgar language on air. Fresh was said to have said “msunery“, a form of a Zulu swear word that means ‘a**hole’.
Following that complaint, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) announced that it had cut its contract with him.
But DJ Fresh told Pearl that he thought the matter was improperly dealt with, and that he was unfairly dismissed. “Metro did not live up to my expectation, my principles did not allow for me to be bullied like that,” he told Pearl.
While, the viewers were still to understand the whole drama, from his sexual harassment
allegations to his dismissal from Metro FM, more shock for the viewers was to come.
DJ Fresh left the viewers totally surprised when he revealed that he is not South African.
He was born and bred in Botswana and moved to South Africa 25 years ago to pursue his
studies. By then, he had already established himself as a DJ in his home country and carried on with deejaying in SA.
He has been in Mzansi for 25 years, but Fresh said despite having had been staying in SA for such a long time, he still uses his Botswana passport, as does not have a South African citizenship.
During the interview, DJ Fresh spoke highly of his wife Thabiso Sikwane leaving some viewers burning with envy.Social media users, twitter users to be more specific, commended the DJ for opening up on the show and for giving his fans a taste of the real DJ Fresh.
“What an honest interview! Love it” one Twitter user wrote.