DJ Maphorisa and Thuli Phongolo

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

‘She must be punished for wasted resources’: Tweeps slam Thuli P

Actress Thuli Phongolo has been slammed following reports she has filed a withdrawal statement in the GBV charges against DJ Maphorisa.

DJ Maphorisa and Thuli Phongolo

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

Several social media users are not happy with the outcome of the gender-based violence (GBV) case between lovebirds Themba “DJ Maphorisa” Sekowe and Thuli Phongolo.

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On Monday, after appearing at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court, music producer DJ Maphorisa was granted R4 000 bail. This comes after the former Generations: The Legacy actresss‘ claims that he assaulted her at her home in Sandton, Johannesburg, the day before.

According to City Press, Thuli alleged in a police statement that Maphorisa became aggressive and punched her on her chest. He also allegedly slapped her across the face.

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

The 29-year-old actress reportedly sustained bruises on her neck, chest, arms and right cheek.

However, on Monday, the court heard that Thuli had filed a withdrawal statement – meaning she does not want to continue with the case and wants the charges dropped.

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As a result, Maphorisa was granted bail. Magistrate Clement Mukhodobwane said the bail condition was that the accused should not have direct or indirect communication with the complainant.

“Phongolo filed a withdrawal statement and was before court to which she agreed for the accused to be released on bail. The court set bail at an amount of R4 000,” spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in Gauteng, Phindi Mjonondwane said.

Thuli’s plea, however, has not yet been finalised as the NPA will still investigate, among other things, if she did not file the withdrawal under duress. The case has been postponed to 14 June.

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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
Thuli Phongolo and DJ Maphorisa. Images via Twitter: @_mashesha


Following news of Thuli’s withdrawal, some South Africans have expressed their disappointment and have said that the Rockville actress should be punished for “wasting state resources”.

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“Apparently Thuli Phongolo appeared in court and withdrew the charges of assault against DJ Maphorisa… the law, in my legally-ignorant opinion, will need to punish her for the resources, time & energy “wasted” by the state to arrest, detain & deal with this matter, ” Podcaster, Penuel, said.