- Amapiano music producer DJ Maphorisa arrested after assaulting girlfriend on balcony.
- He had a physical altercation with his girlfriend over the weekend.
- The couple have been together since 2021
Celebrated Amapiano music producer DJ Maphorisa has been arrested for allegedly attacking his girlfriend, Thuli Phongolo.Thuli is an actress.
Reports in South Africa say the actress reported him to authorities in Sandton about a balcony incident that left her fearful.
The former Generations: The Legacy actress claims DJ Maphorisa attacked her inside her Sandton apartment.She told the police that when she confronted Maphorisa, he became aggressive and slapped her in the face.
She claimed he turned physical after slapping her.
The quarrel began after she confronted him over an argument that had begun the night before when she had joined him at a club he was performing at.
“On Sunday 2023/5/7 at about noon, 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.”
Phongolo detailed in the statement:”He became aggressive and started to punch me with his fists on my chest.”
She further told the police that he took her to the balcony after beating her inside the apartment.
“He held me and took me to the balcony, and grabbed me aggressively by my neck.”
Phongolo added that he kept hitting her with his elbow on the balcony while they were fighting for her phone, which he had taken from her.
The actress and DJ said after he gave her the phone, she called her manager, who took her to the police station to open a case of domestic violence against him.
DJ Maphorisa is expected to make an appearance in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on a charge of assault today Monday, May 8.
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