The drama between DJ Maphorisa and his ex-girlfriend Thuli Phongolo takes a new angle as the National Prosecuting Authority (NPP) transfers the case to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
The recent move is said to be the result of there being sufficient evidence to prosecute the case. Trouble started for the DJ back in May when Thuli Phongolo reported him to the police. Claiming he assaulted her.
He was charged with assault and spent a night in custody. Along the line, though, he was released on bail. Even Thuli herself was said to have regretted bringing the case to the police (she reportedly brought the case to the police on the advice of her mother).
Thuli withdrew the case but the authorities stepped in and decided to pursue it anyway because, according to sources, there was overwhelming evidence against the “Gqom Wave” producer.
The couple, who had previously released a joint statement in which they noted they have resolved the issue amicably and privately, has since deleted the statement from their social media accounts.
DJ Maphorisa is expected to appear in court again on 26 July. Given his place in South African music, many South Africans are curious to see the outcome of the case, especially as the NPP has escalated it to the DPP.