Black Twitter Twitter is divided over reports that DJ Fresh has applied for a court interdict to force the controversial poet and singer Ntsiki Mazwai to take down her tweets labelling him a rapist.
A hashtag #SueUsAll is being used against a trend that attempts to silence the voices of victims and prevents rape survivors from coming out and reporting GBV and rape miscreants.
But, some are divided over the hashtag. They claim court interdicts are the best protection people can use to stop the spread of lies and misinformation until proven guilty, especially when false rape accusations are made.
In this case, Ntsiki Mazwai is not the rape victim, rather, on a media post dated 4 September 2019, through the hashtag #metoo and #nameyourrapist, women came out about their rape experiences using Ntsiki’s DMs.
She, in turn, would post the screenshots on her timeline.
It happens that there is an unnamed individual thought to be DJ Fresh’s ex-girlfriend Penny Lebyane who used the hashtag and opened upabout an incident when the famed DJ forced himself on her.
For the record, Penny Lebyane has never come out in open about the allegations, neither has she claimed to have used Ntsiki’s #metoo hashtag to label DJ Fresh a rapist.
Penny Lebyane, in the original tweet from her timeline, had alleged that her ex-boyfriend was dating numerous young girls, but did not name DJ Fresh.
Hence, DJ Fresh says it was apparent that Nstiki Mazwai published the allegation without verifying the facts and wants her to retract the statement.
This has however angered not only Mzansi Twitter but the ANC Women’s league. The group issued a statement last week on 12 July 2020 condemning DJ Fresh’s move to silence victims.