DJ Fresh (COPA Coca-Cola Anthem) during the 2018 Copa Coca-Cola National Final Press Conference at Clapham High School on September 19, 2018 in Pretoria, South Africa.
JOHANNESBURG - The South African Broadcasting Corporation confirmed on Tuesday that DJ Fresh's contract has been terminated with immediate effect.
The public broadcaster said in a statement that the decision to terminate his contract had been reached following "unsuccessful engagements".
"The termination follows unsuccessful engagements between SABC Radio Management and Mr Thato Sikwane, subsequent to his usage of offensive language on-air, resulting in the SABC being found guilty and sanctioned by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA) for contravention of clause 6 of the BCCSA’s Code of Conduct", read the statement.
DJ Fresh was suspended last month following an alleged verbal altercation with a listener on his show 'Fresh Breakfast'.
On Monday, Fresh released a statement stating that he had been willing to apologise for the incident, a claim the SABC disputes.
"Mr Sikwane was afforded an opportunity to remedy his contractual breaches, which he failed and/or refused to do."
Fans have taken to social media to show support for Fresh following reports of the termination.