Popular South African Disc Jockey, Themba Sonnyboy Sekowe, also known as DJ Maphorisa, has been arrested for allegedly attacking his actress girlfriend, Thuli Phongolo.
Reports of the assault were revealed in a statement deposed by Phongolo at the Sandton Police Station.
According to the statement first seen by City Press, the incident happened at Phongolo’s Sandton apartment in Johannesburg.
Phongolo said it all started after she confronted Maphorisa about their previous night’s heated argument at a gig he was booked to perform at.
It is not clear whether the two were booked to perform together at the same venue, but according to Phongolo’s statement, they started arguing in front of people.
The statement reads;
“On Sunday 2023/5/7 at about 12 pm, 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”.
She told the police that when she confronted Maphorisa, he became aggressive and slapped her in the face. She described how he turned her into a punching bag after the slap on the face.
“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”.
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.
According to the police, who saw her walking to the police station, Phongolo sustained serious bruises on her neck.
Meanwhile, sources say the two have been having serious problems in their relationship.
“They had a fight in early December after accusations of infidelity. They had another fight last month but never got to the police station,” revealed the source.
Maphorisa is expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrates’ Court on Monday on charges of assault, amid trying to negotiate bail.