JUST IN: 5FM suspends two members from DJ Fresh team

2015-01-29 13:26


Uh oh...

Two members from DJ Fresh's breakfast show on 5FM have been suspended after the station received complaints regarding a feature on the show.

Sol Phenduka is on the Fresh or Vrot segment of the show. This morning he spoke about the murders of the van Breda family, who were hacked to death in Stellenbosch. The only survivor was 16 year-old-daughter Marli van Breda. Sol referred to her survival as “fresh” because she was the only person who can identify her killer.

His comments, which included him saying she was “ gorgeous” and that he would “like to axe her out,” but that he “wouldn’t X her."

Despite’s Sol’s apology on Twitter, 5FM management has decided to suspend Sol as well as the show’s producer, Brendon Lombard for three days. The station has also decided to pull the Fresh and Vrot feature completely from the show, effective immediately.

“5FM Management considers this morning’s Fresh and Vrot Feature on Fresh@5 to be in utterly poor taste and would like to apologise unreservedly for these comments. The station has suspended two members of the team and has decided that this morning’s broadcast of the Fresh and Vrot feature will be the team’s last.”

What do you guys think? Too soon or what's the big deal?


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