DJ Black Coffee’s estranged wife and actress Mbalenhle Mlotshwa was pictured addressing activists about gender-based violence (GBV) outside the Randburg Magistrate’s Court this week, where she filed for a protection order against Black Coffee. Picture: Itumeleng English/African News Agency (ANA)
DJ Black Coffee’s estranged wife and actress Mbalenhle Mlotshwa was pictured addressing activists about gender-based violence (GBV) outside the Randburg Magistrate’s Court this week, where she filed for a protection order against Black Coffee. Picture: Itumeleng English/African News Agency (ANA)

Black Coffee denies assaulting Enhle

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Apr 14, 2021

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SINENHLANHLA ZUNGU

DURBAN - SOUTH African award-winning DJ Nkosinathi Maphumulo, widely known as Black Coffee, is accused of assaulting his estranged wife and actress Mbalenhle Mlotshwa, known as Mbali Enhle, which he denied.

Black Coffee took to Twitter saying: “Divorce is never easy but for us it has been especially painful and I've spent the last three years in and out of intense therapy to deal with it privately. Every day I am attacked by relentless lies and falsehoods. I did not assault her.”

He addressed the public on Tuesday after seeing people speculate on Twitter about the alleged assault. He also said that he grew up witnessing gender-based violence (GBV) and vowed to himself that he would never commit such malicious acts.

DJ Black Coffee pictured leaving the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

“It is truly regrettable that she has chosen to mislead the public using the name of GBV, and using a protection order against me to separate me from my children and our home.”

In another tweet he said: “In the name of respect and dignity, for my family and my children, I've been quiet but now I feel a need to speak. GBV is a major issue in our country, everyday we read about horrendous crimes committed by men against women and children.”

The DJ reportedly arrived unannounced at their shared marital home, while Enhle was celebrating her birthday with her family and friends. There, the two had apparently argued and allegedly led to the DJ striking Enhle’s hand. She had noted that this incident was not the first. Enhle applied fora restraining order at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

Outside court, Enhle had addressed a group of activists who came to show her support. “It is my duty as a woman to not only to fight for myself but for every single woman in South Africa.The time is now,” she said.

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