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South Africa’s DJ Maphorisa arrested and released for alleged assault on girlfriend


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South African Disc Jockey, Themba Sonnyboy Sekowe, popularly known as DJ Maphorisa has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend Thuli Phongolo.

Following Phongolo’s statement and the visible injuries she sustained, the police took immediate action and arrested DJ Maphorisa. He was taken into custody and is currently awaiting a court appearance.

South Africa’s DJ Maphorisa arrested and released for alleged assault on girlfriend

DJ Maphorisa is a prominent figure in the South African music industry, known for his contributions to the popular Amapiano genre. He has worked with various local and international artists and has amassed a significant fan base.

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The news of his arrest has sparked outrage and concern among his fans and the general public. Many have taken to social media to express their shock and disappointment, condemning any form of violence against women.

South Africa’s DJ Maphorisa arrested and released for alleged assault on girlfriend

This incident comes at a time when South Africa is grappling with a high rate of gender-based violence, sparking a national conversation on the issue. The arrest of a well-known public figure like DJ Maphorisa further highlights the urgent need for addressing and combating this pervasive problem.

The case will now proceed through the legal system, and DJ Maphorisa will have the opportunity to present his side of the story. Meanwhile, the incident serves as a reminder of the importance of addressing domestic violence and promoting a culture of respect and equality.


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