Popular DJ Fresh aka “Big Dawg” was suspended from his breakfast show three weeks ago after a complaint was laid against him with the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA).
The DJ allegedly used 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”.
In the latest development surrounding the fiasco Sunday World reports that the BCCSA found the SABC guilty for the foul language and ordered the public broadcaster to reprimand Fresh.
The tabloid states that SABC bosses instructed Fresh to apologise for the comments but he apparently refused to do so
Fresh’s lawyers supposedly argued, in correspondence seen by Sunday World, that he had done nothing wrong.
“We are refusing your decision to have our client apologise on air and we advise you to reinstate our client with immediate effect, failure of which we intend to consider legal action against the SABC,” the paper quoted from the letter.
SABC spokesperson Vuyo Mthembu confirmed to the tabloid that the BCCSA had found them guilty for Fresh’s foul language and that they would adhere to the ruling.
He also confirmed that Fresh could be expected back on air on 15 July and claimed that the DJ had been made aware of this.
However, just days ago Fresh took to Twitter to apologise to fans for the silence since he was yanked off air.
“I need to apologise for the wall of silence. It’s been three weeks of not knowing what the heck is going on. It has been as frustrating for you as it has been for me.”
— DJ Fresh (Big Dawg) (@DJFreshSA) July 3, 2019