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sabcEWN reports that the SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Tuesday announced that it had terminated the contract of Thato Sikwane, also known as DJ Fresh, with immediate effect.  

The public broadcaster said termination followed unsuccessful engagements between SABC Radio management and DJ Fresh, subsequent to his usage of offensive language on-air.  Fresh was the headliner of MetroFM’s breakfast show.  The SABC was found guilty and sanctioned by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA) for the contravention of the BCCSA’s Code of Conduct.  “Mr Sikwane was afforded an opportunity to remedy his contractual breaches, which he failed and/or refused to do.  This conduct resulted in the irretrievable breakdown of the trust relations between the SABC and himself,” the SABC’s statement indicated.  Apparently in a letter dated 28 June, DJ Fresh's lawyers stated that “it must be emphatically understood that no apology will be tendered".  Sikwane joined Metro FM in 2017 after he left 5FM.

  • Read the full original of Mihlali Ntsabo’s report on the above story at EWN
  • Read too, SABC says DJ Fresh didn't want to apologise, he says he did, at Channel24
  • And also, DJ ready for a fresh start after SABC show ends, at SowetanLive

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