By Kaya News Reporter
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.
They later opened the case against her earlier this year after she alleged the DJs had drugged and raped her in 2011 at a chillas she attended with a friend, who was apparently invited by one of the DJs.
The controversy surrounding this story led to their radio station 94.7 contracts terminated. Geraint Crwys-Williams, Interim CEO of Primedia Broadcasting, added:
“This decision does not reflect a view on the veracity of any allegations against either Euphonik or Fresh. Rather it prioritises Primedia Broadcasting’s business imperatives. We believe that this decision is in the best interest of our company and our various stakeholders.”
NPA spokesperson Lumka Mahanjana confirmed the news to The Citizen: The NPA is of the view that there are no prospects of a successful criminal prosecution. The Attorney’s have been informed accordingly.
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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.
Today the @NPA_Prosecutes has dismissed the crimen injuria case opened by @euphonik and @DJfreshSA against @Nampree who accused them of rape. We welcome this decision and stand firmly against the use of such charges in silencing victims/survivors. #BelieveHer
— WISE4Afrika #FeministsAtWork #FixingTheCountry (@Wise4Afrika) August 31, 2021
Media personalities Penny Lebyane and Ntsiki Mazwai who’ve been supporting Nampree since she came forward with the rape allegations congratulated her on Twitter.
— PennyLebyane💚TheOneAndOnly (@PennyLebyane) August 31, 2021
CONGRATULATIONS NAPMREE😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! GUYS COME AND SEE I CAN’T RT!!!!!
— ✨KUMKANIKAZI✨ (@ntsikimazwai) August 31, 2021