DJ Euphonik due in court for allegedly 'assaulting' ex-girlfriend
5FM and club deejay Euphonik has handed himself over to the police following three criminal charges laid against him by his ex-girlfriend - YFM and SABC1 Live presenter Bonang Matheba.
He is due to appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court today.
DJ Euphonik, real name Themba Nkosi, was released on bail of R3,000 when he presented himself to the police yesterday afternoon in the company of his lawyer at Bramley police station.
He is facing three charges - assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, domestic violence and malicious damage to property.
Whilst the other two charges belong to common law, the domestic violence charge falls under the Domestic Violence Act 116 of 1998.
Sowetan's sister newspaper, Sunday World, broke the story on Sunday that the former lovebirds engaged in a domestic tiff which led to Matheba laying criminal charges and obtaining a protection order against her former beau.
However, Euphonik has strongly contested the allegations that he had physically abused Matheba. On Sunday, he released a statement that condemned domestic violence against women.
"I was shocked to see the allegations of assault levelled against me in the tabloids. Those allegations are not true and I am seeking legal advice to clear my name," Euphonik said in a statement
"I will take the matter to court if necessary. Women abuse is a serious crime and I condemn it in the strongest possible terms."
The police have confirmed that Euphonik has been released on bail after presenting himself to the police.
"He was not arrested as such for he handed himself over to the police in the presence of his lawyer. He was then taken to the prosecutor that handles such matters and was released on bail of R3,000 with instruction to appear in court tomorrow," police spokesman Tshisikhawe Ndou said yesterday.
Asked for comment, Matheba's spokesman Simphiwe Majola said: "We cannot comment on this matter anymore since it is pending before courts".