KwaZulu-Natal radio station East Coast Radio has taken Phat Joe off the air for the remainder of the week.

This follows comments he made regarding Down's Sydrome last week. The controversial DJ commented that he kept on making the same mistake on air because he was feeling a bit "Down syndromish".

The station posted on its official Facebook page on Tuesday night that it did not agree with his comments.

"As a well-known and well-loved KZN brand‚ we will always endeavour to protect the interests of our listeners. We disagree with the comments that Phat Joe has made over the past few days and have decided to take him off air‚ for the duration of this week. We will provide a further update as soon as we are in a position to do so‚" the post read.

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