DJ Maphorisa – real name Themba Sonnyboy Sekowe – reportedly repossessed the cars he bought for his girlfriend Thuli Phongolo after he was arrested for allegedly a**aulting her in May this year – a source has told Zimoja.
MAPHORISA FETCHED CARS FROM THULI PHONGOLO
Last month, Maphorisa was granted R4 000 bail by the Randburg Magistrate’s Court for allegedly beating up and strangling the former Generations: The Legacy actress during an argument at her home in Sandton, Johannesburg.
After his release from custody, a source claimed he requested that his friend fetch his Mercedes G-Wagon and Porsche that he had bought for the actress.
“To respect the court and bail conditions, Maphorisa chose to send someone to repossess those cars,” said the source at the time.
Magistrate Clement Mukhodobwane said the bail condition was that the accused should not have direct or indirect communication with the complainant.
WHAT ALLEGEDLY TRIGGERED THE INCIDENT?
According to Sunday World at the time, the former Generations: The Legacy alleged in a police statement that Maphorisa became aggressive and punched her on her chest. He also allegedly slapped her across the face.
“He held me and took me to the balcony, and grabbed me aggressively by my neck,” the police statement read.
A source told the publication that the couple had fought in full view of patrons during one of his gigs the night before. Their argument allegedly ensured after a man made advances at Thuli and promised to sent her R40 000.
Although the actress filed a withdrawal statement the day after Maphorisa was arrested, her plea had not been finalised as the NPA needed time to investigate.
Prior to the first court appear after receiving bail, the couple released a joint statement; saying they want to deal with the matter privately.
ASSAULT CASE PSTPONED ONCE AGAIN
The Mnike hitmaker appeared in court on Wednesday, 5 July. However, the case was postponed once again. When the producer and DJ appeared on 14 June, the matter was postponed as there was no state representatives during the proceedings.
His matter is now scheduled to be heard at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on 12 July.