DJ Maphorisa surprised his fans when he shared a photo of Thuli Phongolo on his Instagram stories. The photo raised questions about the status of their relationship, as many people thought they had split up after an assault case involving the DJ.
Some also speculated that DJ Maphorisa was the one who paid for Thuli’s alleged cosmetic surgery. Thuli and Maphorisa said they would deal with their issues privately The couple never confirmed their break up, but they issued a joint statement saying they would handle their situation privately with the help of their management and legal teams.
“They are both public figures and they understand that the public, media, and their business partners all have an interest in this matter.
Dj maphorisa embracing the BBL he bought his girlfriend Thuli Phongolo . pic.twitter.com/8juBGePmOv
— sanelenkosi (@sanelenkosix) November 12, 2023
“The matter has received a lot of attention from the public, which has caused a lot of emotional stress for both parties involved,” the statement said.
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Social media reactions The statement did not sit well with some social media users, who felt that Thuli was ignoring the people who supported her when she accused DJ Maphorisa of assaulting her.
Many criticized her for dropping the charges, while others expressed their disappointment with DJ Maphorisa, citing the high rates of gender-based violence in SA.
One user tweeted: “DJ Maphorisa really let me down after all the cases of gender-based violence we have witnessed and him being one of them… big up to Thuli P, let’s protect her, not attack her.