Thuli Phongolo DJ Maphorisa

DJ Maphorisa and Thuli Phongolo. Images via Instagram @thuliphongolo @djmaphorisa.

DJ Maphorisa ARRESTED for assaulting actress girlfriend

Former Generations: The Legacy actress Thuli Phongolo has made shocking abuse claims against her boyfriend, DJ Maphorisa

Thuli Phongolo DJ Maphorisa

DJ Maphorisa and Thuli Phongolo. Images via Instagram @thuliphongolo @djmaphorisa.

Amapiano music producer DJ Maphorisa has been arrested for allegedly attacking his girlfriend, Thuli Phongolo. This is according to City Press, which has cited a statement made by Phongolo in her reporting of the incident to the authorities.

Phongolo made her statement at the Sandton Police Station.



The former Generations: The Legacy actress claims DJ Maphorisa, whose real name is Themba Sonnyboy Sekowe, attacked her inside her Sandton apartment. Phongolo, who also works as a club DJ, alleges that the fight started she confronted her boyfriend about their heated argument from the night before.

“On Sunday 2023/5/7 at about 12pm, I was at my place of residence with my boyfriend, Themba Sonnyboy Sekowe, better known as DJ Maphorisa. I confronted him so that we can talk about our argument, which happened the previous night during his gig,” said Phongolo in the statement.

Phongolo claims the DJ became aggressive and slapped her in the face. 

“He held me and took me to the balcony, and grabbed me aggressively by my neck,” she said.


At some point during their fight, Thuli Phongolo claims her boyfriend took her phone, but later gave it back. She then called her manager, who took her to the police station, where she opened a domestic abuse case against him.

DJ Maphorisa is expected to make an appearance in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on a charge of assault. It isn’t clear what started the initial fight, but City Press has cited sources who say the couple have been at loggerheads lately.

“They had a fight in early December after accusations of infidelity. They had another fight last month but never got to the police station,” revealed the source.