In May, DJ Fresh had a slip of the tongue on air during his #FreshBreakfast show. What did he say? "Msunery". A listener by the name of Daniel Mokwa found this to be an inappropriate phrase for public radio. David wrote in his complaint that he was not pleased with hearing a variation of the curse word, "msunu" on a national broadcaster.
The media storm got so big that it became apparent that DJ Fresh and Metro FM never seemed to be on the same page. In the paperwork submitted to the BCCSA by the SABC and Metro FM, they said that Fresh's slip up was unfortunate but they also acknowledge that it wasn't with the intent to be used as an insult.
Although Metro FM has already given DJ Fresh the boot, that doesn't mean that the BCCSA is done. The commission conducts their own investigation into matters submitted to them.
In terms of the word in question "Msunery", the BCCSA agrees with fans in that it's not a real swear word. "For an ordinary listener with regular sensibilities it may not be concluded that the host meant ‘umsunu’ … The word is often considered to be slang and vulgar language. Considered in context, this statement was distasteful and amounted to vulgar language," the ruling continued.
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