This after the DJ announced he would be taking a step back from all public engagements pending an investigation in sexual assault charges brought against him in January.
A month later, the station announced that it would be parting ways with DJ Fresh and his co-accused, DJ Euphonik (Themba Nkosi).
This left a major vacuum in the station’s highly popular drive time slot which podcast host Macgyver “MacG” Mukwevho claims will be filled by actress and former 5FM DJ Thando Thabethe in episode 227 of his YouTube show.
Or better bring #bringbackfreshon947
— The Advizar (@the_advizar) February 22, 2021
I wish Radio 947 could consider Thando Thabethe as their new radio host and replace Dj Fresh she’s really phenomenal on radio i love her
— the 24th of feb ???????????? (@mukelo_) February 20, 2021
Wait, Is Thando Thabethe really gonna be doing the drive on 947? ????
— Rex The Gemini (@Rex_The_Gemini) February 23, 2021
— Lebo.T (@Elle_Tee23) February 20, 2021
In a statement to The Citizen by 947, the station has not yet settled on who will be Fresh’s replacement.
“A process is under way to identify a host for the 947 afternoon drive show. No decision has been taken and we continue to engage positively with several candidates. Once an agreement has been reached, we will make an announcement,” said 947.
Thabethe, who left 5FM in early 2020, has been focusing full time on her acting career and lingerie line which is available on Zando.