Mzansi is livid that Mampintsha isn't behind bars for alleged Babes Wodumo abuse
South Africans have lashed out at the justice system and have filled social media timelines with comments of outrage ever since video clips of the alleged assault of Babes Wodumo at the hands of her longterm boyfriend and musician Mampintsha went viral on Monday morning.
Video clips which were recorded from Babes’ Instagram Live showed a man, alleged to be musician Mampintsha, slapping Babes.
In the video, Babes could be heard swearing at the man, who responded by slapping her. The man then walked away, before returning seconds later to hit her again.
Babes’ sister, and PR manager Nondumiso Simelane, verified the authenticity of the viral video exposing the alleged abuse of the gqom star, allegedly at the hands of Mampintsha, to TshisaLIVE.
“Babes’ lips are swollen, but she didn’t go to the hospital after the beating and Mampintsha is nowhere to be found. He’s gone AWOL.”
Nondu said Mampintsha and Babes had been in a toxic relationship and it needed to end.
Several attempts to get comment from Mampintsha’s management proved futile.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Babes Wodumo went live via Instagram video on the March 3 2019. She hid the camera while being hit several times, allegedly by her boyfriend, Mampintsha. In the video, Wodumo is seen holding her hands to her head during the incident.
The alleged abuse has sparked several trending hashtags on Twitter, along with calls for Babes to lay criminal charges with the police.
Twitter has called for Babes’ family to lay charges on her behalf, as stipulated in the Constitution of South Africa, and they’ve asked the police to do right by Babes by finding and arresting Mampintsha.
Fans have also called for a boycott of Mampintsha.
I've just installed Twitter to show my support to @BABESWODUMO , you can never be alone in a pool full of women who are not there to JUDGE you but to show you that you are deserving of the love that #MampintshaIsTrash will never comprehend nor give to you. https://t.co/8EGhhRO8pP— Nosipho Khumalo (@Nosipho16817657) March 4, 2019
Can we please not have any radio station inviting Mampintsha for “his side of the story”. He can share his side on a prison community radio station.— #BAKAE OUT NOW (@Boity) March 4, 2019
Mostly disappointed by Babes father, he turned a blind eye just because ever since babes started singing she provided them with a house and she is their meal ticket, he compromised his daughter's safety for material things, at least Babes sister spoke up #MampintshaIsTrash— Mvulazane🇿🇦 (@Mvulazane4) March 4, 2019
I want to moer #Mampintsha myself before he's arrested😡👹. He has no right to beat up #BabesWodumo or any other woman like that. When you see him pls tell him I want to moer him, he must DM me urgently. Bloody woman beater. #NotInMyName #babes #MampintshaIsTrash #notowomanabuse pic.twitter.com/slJKlPFOAC— Thebe Dadds Keameditse (@thebeetsilek) March 4, 2019
*This article has been updated after a tweet with crass language was brought to our attention and has since been deleted.
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