Huge blow for DJ Fresh and Euphonik as rape accuser wins

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The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has dropped the case of crimen injuria opened by Euphonik (Themba Mbongeni Nkosi) and DJ Fresh (Thato Sikwane) back in April.

The duo opened the case against a woman known by her Twitter handle @nampree, who alleged at the beginning of 2021 the DJs had drugged and raped her in 2011.

She opened a rape case earlier this year but it was subsequently dropped by the NPA due to “insufficient evidence”.

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There has been a constant war of words between DJ Fresh, Euphonik and Nampree over the past couple of months and as a result, the DJs opened the crimen injuria case against her, after her case of rape against them was dropped

NPA spokesperson Lumka Mahanjana confirmed the decision not to institute prosecution, ” based on charges of criminal defamation.

“The NPA is of the view that there are no prospects of a successful criminal prosecution. The Attorney’s have been informed accordingly,” she said.

The legal organisation representing Nampree announced earlier on Tuesday, via Twitter, that the NPA had dismissed the DJs’ case.

“We welcome this decision and stand firmly against the use of such charges in silencing victims/survivors,” the tweet read.

Nampree said the NPA’s decision had allowed her to speak out again.

Women who have opened cases or are involved in legal matters against DJ Fresh were happy with the decision made by the NPA.

Radio host Penny Lebyane said their “ancestors heard” their prayers, while controversial poet Ntsiki Mazwai congratulated Nampree.

 


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