Social media users have dug into the archives to resurface a picture of DJ Maphorisa and Orlando Pirates player Thembinkosi Lorch who both have the abuser tag attached to them.
This comes after the Randburg Magistrate’s Court found Lorch guilty of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm to his ex-lover, Nokuphiwa Mathithibala.
The judgement was handed down on Tuesday, 6 June, and the footballer will be sentenced on 23 July.
Lorch was arrested on 7 September 2020 and granted immediate bail in the amount of R2 000.
According to the details presented in the charge sheet, Mathithibala had visited Lorch at his Midrand residence where he later left her alone and went out with friends.
Upon aarrival, an argument ensued, resulting in the soccer star assaulting and strangling Mathithibala.
Last month, musician and producer DJ Maphorisa – real name Themba Sonnyboy Sekowe – was granted R4 000 bail in the assault case levelled against him by his girlfriend Thuli Phongolo. This came after the actress filed a withdrawal statement a day after she opened the case.
Thuli alleged that Maphorisa started beating her up after she confronted him about an argument they had had during his gig the night before. The former Generations: The Legacy actress reportedly sustained bruises on her neck, chest, arms, and right cheek.
The case was postponed to 14 June for further investigation.
A week after the incident the couple released a joint statement in which they said they would deal with the matter privately.
Abusers united pic.twitter.com/Hw2Bto47kX
— The Instigator (@Am_Blujay) June 6, 2023
yena le Maphorisa ba skeemane ka masepa.☹️ https://t.co/ZOg3QMQDqT
— BabyBoyyBig. (@prettyboyyastar) June 6, 2023
Thembinkosi number 10, Chomi ya maphorisa https://t.co/KgVvEgpyzb
— Mogoshadi (@Mogoshadi_) June 6, 2023
“Now it makes sense why Dj Maphorisa made a whole song about Thembinkosi Lorch .. karate kids,” said one tweep.
“Yena le Maphorisa ba skeemane ka masepa.☹️[ Him and Maphorisa have a friendship built on s**t]” Another tweep commented.
“Thembinkosi number 10, Chomi ya Maphorisa,” said another tweep.
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