Court heard Ntsiki Mazwai rape claims against Fresh

Court heard Ntsiki Mazwai rape claims against Fresh

The High Court in Johannesburg has heard that poet and activist Ntsiki Mazwai acted irresponsibly when she posted on social media that radio personality DJ Fresh was a rapist.

On Tuesday, the court instructed Mazwai to refrain from making further derogatory statements about the 947 DJ, whose real name is Thato Sikwane.

Sikwane had sought the injunction to force Mazwai to remove the social media post.

Mazwai told thousands of her followers that the popular DJ was a rapist while referencing another post on Facebook in which other alleged perpetrators of sexual violence were mentioned.

Sikwane’s lawyers disagreed, telling Judge Brian Spilg that the poet singled out their client with unfounded derogatory statements, ultimately infringing on his dignity.

In the end, Spilg ruled in Sikwane’s favour. The cost order judgment is expected to be heard on Thursday.

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