Amapiano hitmaker, Themba Sekowe affectionately known as DJ Maphorisa, is in hot water for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, media personality, Thuli Phongolo.
The Amapiano star appeared in the Randburg Magistrate Court today and was granted R4 000 bail.
While he is due back in court on the 14th of next month – charges might be withdrawn against him after Phongolo informed the court of her decision to do so in a statement.
The news come amid concerns over the high number of gender-based violence incidents in the country.
According to Statistics South Africa, at least 21% of women in South Africa have experienced violence at the hands of an intimate partner.
Written by: Lindiwe Mpanza