Recall that popular radio personality was yanked off air for allegedly using the Zulu swear word, “msunery” in response to a listener and in a separate incident told another listener to “to stop tweeting from his a**e”.
DJ Fresh has moved swiftly to set the record straight on recent tabloid reports that claimed, he “refused to apologise” for foul language on air, which led to his suspension
Earlier this week Sunday World reported that the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa found the SABC guilty for Fresh’s comments and that he was instructed to apologise.
However, the tabloid further stated that Fresh refused to apologise. The SABC also apparently told the paper that Fresh can be expected back at work on 15 July.
In a statement issued on social media on Monday night, Fresh slammed these claims.
“Contrary to the Disinformation being deliberately spread, I actually offered to apologise unreservedly… two weeks ago,” Fresh said.
Fresh added that he still currently does not know when he will be back on air and that being suspended for two weeks has been “punitive”
“I have been working on radio since 1992 and my passion for it has grown by the day. I have formed bonds with listeners and have loved watching my career grow. While, I have had memorable moments on air, I have also had mishaps.
“While my choice of words have not always been correct I speak from the heart and am authentic. I would like to be back on air but I don’t know when that will be,” he said.