DJ Maphorisa, who is a well-known Amapiano producer and club DJ, was apprehended on Sunday. To learn more about DJ Maphorisa arrested, read the article below.
The authorities arrested him on Sunday afternoon due to accusations of physically attacking his girlfriend, Thuli Phongolo.
The assassination details were disclosed in an official statement by Phongolo at the Sandton Police Station.
The purported gender-based violence occurred at the residence of Thuli Phongolo, a former actress on ‘Generations: The Legacy,” located in Sandton, Johannesburg.
As per a statement obtained by City Press, the altercation began when Phongolo confronted Maphorisa about a previous argument they had the night before.
The previous argument occurred at an event where Maphorisa was scheduled to perform. While it is uncertain whether the couple was slated to perform together at the same location, Phongolo’s statement suggests that they got into a disagreement in front of others.
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According to the authorities who witnessed her going to the police station, Thuli had severe bruises on her neck.
In her statement, she claimed to have sustained injuries to her chest, arms, right cheek, and neck.
It’s not clear what led to the dispute, but insiders suggest that the couple’s relationship has been in trouble for some time.
A source within the music industry disclosed that this wasn’t the first time they’d had a heated altercation.
In December, they had a quarrel over infidelity allegations, and another fight occurred last month but wasn’t reported to the police.
On charges of assassination, DJ Maphorisa is set to appear in court on Monday at the Randburg Magistrates’ Court.
DJ Maphorisa case details
There is uncertainty regarding whether the couple was scheduled to perform at the same location, but based on Phongolo’s statement, they began arguing in the presence of others.
Thuli told the authorities that Maphorisa reacted aggressively and struck her in the face when she confronted him. She went on to explain how he continued to abuse her after the initial slap physically.
She gave a detailed account in her statement. Stating that Maohorisa grew violent and began striking her chest with his fists.
She told the authorities that he took her to the balcony, seizing her neck aggressively. He repeatedly struck her with his elbow during their struggle for her phone, which he had confiscated.
Thuli recounted that after he handed her the phone, she immediately called her manager, who drove her to the police station to report the domestic violence incident.
According to the police who witnessed her on her way to the station, Phongolo suffered severe bruises on her neck.
DJ Maphorisa age
Themba Sonnyboy Sekowe also known as DJ Maphorisa was born in 1987, as of 2023, 36 years old.
While it is uncertain what led to the argument, insiders suggest that the couple has been experiencing significant difficulties in their relationship.
A source within the music industry disclosed that this was not the first time they had a heated disagreement.
The insider revealed that they had a confrontation in early December after allegations of infidelity and another last month, which did not result in a police report.
Maphorisa is set to appear in court on Monday to face assault charges. A source familiar with the situation stated that Maphorisa, while in police custody, asked to contact his attorneys to negotiate bail.