DJ Fresh is asking the court to silence Ntsiki in the allegations of rape.

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DJ Fresh is asking the court to silence Ntsiki in the allegations of rape.

DJ Fresh
DJ Fresh

South African Twitter is divided over reports that DJ Fresh has applied for a court interdict to force the controversial poet and singer Ntsiki Mazwai to take down her tweets labeling him a rapist.

A #SueUsAll hashtag erupted on the microblogging site as women came out to express their displeasure with the alleged trend used by SA public personalities to get away with rape allegations – by using the court procedure to silence their victims.

DJ Fresh takes Ntsiki Mazwai to court over rape allegations
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In this case, Ntsiki Mazwai is not the rape victim, rather, on a media post dated 4 September 2019, through the hashtag #metoo and #nameyourrapist, women came out about their rape experiences using Ntsiki’s DMs.
DJ Fresh is asking the court to silence Ntsiki in the allegations of rape.

She, in turn, would post the screenshots on her timeline.

It happens that there is an unnamed individual thought to be DJ Fresh’s ex-girlfriend Penny Lebyane who used the hashtag and opened up about an incident when the famed DJ forced himself on her.

For the record, Penny Lebyane has never come out in open about the allegations, neither has she claimed to have used Ntsiki’s #metoo hashtag to label DJ Fresh a rapist.

Penny Lebyane, in the original tweet from her timeline, had alleged that her ex-boyfriend was dating numerous young girls, but did not name DJ Fresh.

Hence, DJ Fresh says it was apparent that Nstiki Mazwai published the allegation without verifying the facts and wants her to retract the statement.

This has however angered not only Mzansi Twitter but the ANC Women’s league. The group issued a statement last week on 12 July 2020 condemning DJ Fresh’s move to silence victims.