DJ Maphorisa and Thuli Phongolo

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

Maphorisa appears in court for ‘assaulting’ girlfriend Thuli Phongolo

According to sources, DJ Maphorisa tried to get bail on the spot when he was arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, Thuli Phongolo.

DJ Maphorisa and Thuli Phongolo

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

Musician and producer DJ Maphorisa – real name Themba Sonnyboy Sekowe – appeared at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 8 May, after being arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and actress Thuli Phongolo.

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According to Sunday World, the BaStraata hitmaker was supposed to appear before the court in the morning but ended up making his appearance in the afternoon due to loadshedding.

However, when he finally appeared, the court session was suspended for a further 10 minutes as the magistrate said Maphorisa’s legal team was not ready to address the court.

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The former Generations:The Legacy actress was also in attendance with her managerial team.

“We are still trying to gather how she is doing. I am seeing her in the next hour … We just need to actually figure out what is happening … She was with her road manager,” Thuli’s manager was quoted as saying.

Attempts to speak to Maphorisa draw a blank, however, a source close to the case revealed that the musician had tried to get bail on the spot, but it was not granted.

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On Sunday, City Press reported that the 29-year-old Rockville actress had opened a case of gender-based violence (GBV) against the BlaqBoy Music record label owner.

The publication reported that the assault incident took place at the actress’ apartment in Sandton, Johannesburg.

“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.

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She alleged that Maphorisa became aggressive and punched her on her chest, also slapping her across the face and with his elbow on her

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

The actress reportedly sustained bruises on her neck, chest, arms and right cheek.

Many are ganging up against Thuli P on social media after she handed Maphorisa over to the police for assault allegations. Images via Twitter: @_mashesha
Actress Thuli Phongolo and DJ Maphorisa. Images via Twitter: @_mashesha