Amapiano producer and club DJ Maphorisa re-appeared in the Randburg Magistrates Court today for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend Thuli Phongolo in May. Phongolo opened the case at the Sandton Police Station but later withdrew her initial statement but Maphorisa was granted R4000 bail and National Prosecuting Authority said his bail conditions would remain effective until the charges against him were formally withdrawn.
CASE FAR FROM OVER
Maphorisa, real name Sonnyboy Sekowe, had hoped the matter would be finalised today, but the magistrate postponed it to next week Wednesday, July 12. Maphorisa has already appeared in court in May and June after the celebrity couple issued a joint statement that they didnâ€™t wish to pursue the matter further, but would resolve it privately. "The matter has received mixed public attention, causing great emotional stress. It is on this basis that the parties have elected to resolve this matter privately through their respective management and legal teams," they said in a statement released on their social media pages.
THE ALLEGED ASSAULT
The couple had an argument at Konka nightclub in Soweto, and it spilled over the following day at DJ Maphorisaâ€™s Sandton apartment. In her statement, Phongolo said about DJ Maphorisa: "He held me, took me to the balcony, and grabbed me aggressively by my neck," ZiMoja reported in June that despite Phongolo filing a "withdrawal statement" against Maphorisa, he was still upset to the point that he went to repossess his cars at Phongoloâ€™s residence. A source said after Maphorisaâ€™s release from custody after spending a night, he requested that his friend fetch his Mercedes G Wagon and Porsche that he had bought for Phongolo. "To respect the court and bail conditions, Maphorisa chose to send someone to repossess those cars," said the source at the time.