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Amapiano musician and producer DJ Maphorisa has been arrested for beating up his girlfriend, Thuli Phongolo.


The incident happened at Thuli Phongolo’s apartment in Sandton, Johannesburg. The former Generations: The Legacy actress opened a case of assault against the Ba Straata hitmaker at Sandton Police Station.

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The Incident That Got DJ Maphorisa Arrested

According to City Press, the police statement revealed that the incident began when Thuli confronted Phori about a heated argument they had at a gig he was booked to perform on 6 May 2023. The two stars started arguing in the full glare of the people who were attending the show.

Thuli said in the statement:

“On Sunday, 2023/5/7, at about 12 pm, I was at my place of residence with my boyfriend, but Sonnyboy Sekowe, better known as DJ Maphorisa. I confronted him so that we could talk about our argument, which happened the previous night during his gig,”

Maphorisa lost his cool after the confrontation, and he slapped Thuli hard in 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.”

After the beating, Thuli took her phone and called her manager, who took her to the Sandton Police Station to open a case of domestic violence against DJ Maphorisa.

The actress had severe bruises on the neck, as revealed in the police report.

Not The First Time

The two stars have been going through a terrible patch in their relationship, according to sources who spoke to City Press.

This was not the first instance in which Thuli PhongoloThuli Phongolo and DJ Maphorisa were embroiled in a nasty argument.

“They had a fight in early December after accusations of infidelity. They had another fight last month but never got to the police station.”

DJ Maphorisa will appear in the Randburg Magistrates’ Court later today on charges of assault


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