DJ Maphorisa Ordered To Stay Away From Thuli Phongolo, Granted Bail in Alleged Assault Case

DJ Maphorisa Ordered To Stay Away From Thuli Phongolo, Granted Bail in Alleged Assault Case

  • On 8 May 2023, Themba Sonnyboy Sekowe, aka DJ Maphorisa, appeared in court for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, actress Thuli Phongolo
  • Magistrate Clement Mukhodobyane granted Maphorisa bail of R4 000 and instructed him to avoid any contact with Phongolo
  • Maphorisa is accused of assaulting and strangling Phongolo after she confronted him about an incident that occurred the previous night when he had been scheduled to perform

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DJ Maphorisa has been granted bail after Thuli Phongolo withdrew her assault case
DJ Maphorisa was granted bail in his alleged assault case against Thuli Phongolo. Images: @djmaphorisa, Oupa Bopape/Gallo Images
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Amapiano star Maphorisa, whose real name is Themba Sonnyboy Sekowe, appeared in court on Monday, 8 May, for the alleged assault of his girlfriend, actress Thuli Phongolo. The case has been postponed until 14 June for further investigation.

Thuli Phongolo has withdrawn her case against DJ Maphorisa

According to Daily Sun, Phongolo submitted a withdrawal statement and consented to Maphorisa's release on bail. Magistrate Clement Mukhodobyane granted bail to Maphorisa for R4 000 and imposed a condition that he should not communicate with Phongolo, including through social media.

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DJ Maphorisa was arrested for allegedly strangling and assaulting Thuli

State Prosecutor Collin Sono informed the court that Maphorisa was arrested on 7 May for assault, which was reported at the Sandton police station.

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Maphorisa allegedly strangled and assaulted Phongolo after she confronted him about an earlier incident that occurred at a venue where he was scheduled to perform, reports City Press.

@pmcafrica shared the news of Thuli's withdrawal on Twitter, saying:

"So Thuli Phongolo has withdrawn her assault claim against DJ Maphorisa. #NOTA was right ✅"

Fans weren't surprised by Thuli's withdrawal and said that they expected it.


"It was obvious..."

@lekomdlal said:

"And there are children who see these women as role models. I now understand why police are hesitant to intervene in such fights."

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@ProKidFan1 said:

"Nota is always right, just that many people like to take sides."

@TshepoStyles said:

"Hehehe, it was expected. It's not like she is anything without him."

@PSMabena11 said:

"She woke up and said 'forever yena'."

DJ Maphorisa: Mzansi admires Thuli Phongolo for reporting amapiano star’s alleged abusive ways to police

Briefly News previously reported on Mzansi admiring Thuli for reporting Maphorisa to the police.

Mzansi people have weighed in on the abuse allegations levelled by Thuli Phongolo against her boyfriend, DJ Maphorisa, at the Sandton police station.

Maphorisa allegedly slapped and punched Thuli during a heated disagreement about a previous argument.

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