DJ Maphorisa arrested for assaulting girlfriend
Popular South African Disc Jockey, Themba Sonnyboy Sekowe, also known as DJ Maphorisa, has been arrested for allegedly attacking his actress girlfriend, Thuli Phongolo.
The Amapiano music producer was reported to the police by Phongolo after the domestic incident which happened at her Sandton apartment in Johannesburg.
In her statement at the Sandton police station, the Legacy actress said fight started when she confronted her Maphorisa about their heated argument from the previous night.
Phongolo, who also works as a club DJ, alleges that her boyfriend became aggressive and slapped her in the face.
“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.
“He became aggressive and started to punch me with his fists on my chest.
“He held me and took me to the balcony, and grabbed me aggressively by my neck” said Phongolo in the statement.
The lady claimed that at some point during the assault, 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.