Reactions As Thuli Phongolo And DJ Maphorisa Dragged Over Joint Statement
The Thuli Phongolo adoration train has come to a stop, as the actress issued a joint statement with her alleged boyfriend DJ Maphorisa.
Many people complimented Thuli for going to the police station without first telling social media about an alleged gender-based assault incident.
After the charges were dropped at Maphorisa’s bail hearing, social media went after Thuli, and they haven’t gone away.
Yesterday, the pair issued joint statements essentially notifying the public that they had discreetly handled their relationship issues. They requested that no further defamatory claims about the incident be made.
“Being public figures, it is unavoidable that the public, media, and their respective commercial partners all have an interest in this matter. Accordingly, they have decided to release this joint statement as the official and exclusive statement in the matter.
“The matter has received mixed public attention, causing a great deal of emotional stress on both parties involved. It is on this basis that the parties have elected to resolve this matter privately through their respective management and legal teams. Consequently, Phongolo has since withdrawn the charges laid against Sekowe.”
Their statements continue, “Both parties have noted with concern, the disparaging, defamatory and (in some instances) untrue remarks, statements and reports emanating from the incident and view these in a serious light. The parties reserve their rights to individually pursue legal action against people making defamatory and/or false statements in relation to this matter.”
Users on social media are having a field day with their statements. Some anticipated Thuli’s move, while others were taken aback. Forever Yena began trending, with tweeps mocking the couple:
A rare picture of Maphorisa and Forever Yena Thuli Phongolo: pic.twitter.com/V0xZTrz71x
— ツ O R I (@Ori_RSA) May 15, 2023
“We are trying to enjoy our mjolo in peace after the likkle fight we had and you are all making it so difficult , so we will sue your asses if you keep running your mouth
Basically what they said https://t.co/Vs5rd6mZ5s
— Andani (@andanihangwi) May 15, 2023
Forever yena. pic.twitter.com/8vgPoBOhzZ
— Shandu_ka_Putin (@Bng_polite) May 15, 2023
Forever yena! pic.twitter.com/CusNPmt6Qp
— Mam’Yangchaza (@MaZuluOmuhlez) May 15, 2023