Yesterday, Themba Sonnyboy Sekowe, aka DJ Maphorisa appeared at the Randburg Magistrates’ Court on charges of assult with intent to cause grievous bodily harm
It is alleged that on Sunday, 7 May, the accused assaulted his girlfriend, Thulisile Phongolo, by hitting her with open hands and strangled her after she confronted him about an incident that happened the previous night where he was booked to perform.
The complainant laid a charge with Sandton South African Police Service (SAPS), that acted promptly and arrested the accused. Phongolo filed a withdrawal statement and was before court to which she agreed for the accused to be released on bail.
The court set bail at an amount of R4 000. The case was remanded to 14 June for Sekowe to lodge representations to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) , in light of the withdrawal statement that has been filed by the complainant.