02 March 2021
Staff Reporter/ PretoriaLIVE
Media sensation Boity Thulo took DJ Euphonik to task for his continued “trolling” of an alleged rape victim on social media.
At the weekend, Euphonik returned to Twitter to post a meme of a detective with a magnifying glass, accompanied by laughing emojis. The meme followed on from a few other tweets, which were viewed as taking aim at the alleged victim.
However, Boity came out guns blazing against Euphonik and described him as being ‘vile’.
“You’re being a vile a*hole. This is not a joke! You’re being accused of the most violent crime and you’re turning it into a sh*s and giggles circus! Either confess or let your lawyers handle this. But what you’re doing here on Twitter is disgusting!” Boity said to Euphonik in a tweet.
Euphonik is yet to respond publicly about the backlash, however both he and DJ Fresh have denied the allegations against them since they first surfaced.
The alleged ‘trolling’ by Euphonik came barely two weeks after the National Prosecuting Authority in February confirmed that the rape case against DJ duo Thato ‘DJ Fresh’ Sikwane and Themba ‘Euphonik’ Nkosi has been dismissed due to ‘insufficient evidence’.
The rape allegations against the duo came to light in February after a woman took to Twitter to make the accusations. Soon after their case was dropped, the DJs took to social media and announced to their followers that the prosecuting authority had dismissed the case on the grounds that “the allegations are without merit.”
According to NPA North Gauteng spokesperson Lumka Mahanjana, the docket was presented to the prosecutor who due, to lack of sufficient evidence against the pair, decided not to prosecute.
“ With regards to the DJs Fresh and Euphonik matter, the docket was indeed presented to the prosecutor. Upon perusal of all the available evidence in the docket, a decision not to prosecute was taken. There are no prospects of successful prosecution on the available evidence, because the evidence is insufficient,” Lumka said then.
Despite the National Prosecuting Authority’s decision to dismiss the rape case against DJs Fresh and Euphonik due to “a lack of sufficient evidence”, the fight in the public court is ongoing.
The decision not to prosecute the case continues to be a topic of discussion on social media, while the DJs themselves continue to make remarks aimed at the alleged victim.
Social media was abuzz at the weekend with many hailing the bold move taken by Boity which they described as ‘welcome’, as it addresses gender based violence (GBV).