DJ Maphorisa spent a Sunday night in police guardianship for assaulting his gal Thuli Phongolo./ Instagram
Award- winning music patron DJ Maphorisa allegedly seized actress Thuli Phongolo by her neck and dragged her to the deck of her flat during an altercation on Sunday.
The DJ, born Sonnyboy Sekowe, who was detained at the Sandton police station, is anticipated to appear at the Randburg justice’s court on Monday.
DJ Maphorisa arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend Thuli Phongolo. pic.twitter.com/WC9oBoyu9r
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He faces charges of gender- grounded violence( GBV) for assaulting the actress, who’s also his gal.
Phongolo told the police that she had an argument with the Ba Straata hitmaker after she brazened him about an argument at a gig on Saturday night.
Is the honeymoon season over between Thuli Phongolo and Maphorisa or what?? 🧐🧐🧐 pic.twitter.com/wCzUTBPOOb
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She said in a statement “ I brazened him so that we can talk about our argument, which happed the former night during his gig. ”
The actress said the acclaimed music patron responded aggressively and started slighting her on the face.
“ He held me and took me to the deck, and seized me aggressively by my neck, ” Phongolo said.
The actress ’ operation platoon said she was with her road director when she went to the police station to open a case of assault.
“ We’re still trying to gather how she’s doing. I’m seeing her in the coming hour We just need to actually figure out what’s passing She was with her road director, ” said Phongolo’s director.
Maphorisa, who’s also known as Phori, was allegedly arrested during the day after the Sandton police showed up at his house.
A source close to the case said the muso tried to get bail on the spot, but was denied.
“ He’s facing a serious charge of assault GBV and he can only get bail in court for that, so he has to stay behind bars overnight before he can get bail, ” said the source.
Phongolo and Maphorisa have been dating on and off for close to two times.
Gauteng police prophet Mavela Masondo couldn’t confirm that a case of assault has been opened at the time of publishing.