Mampintsha granted R2,000 bail over Babes Wodumo 'assault'

05 March 2019 - 15:42 By Lwandile Bhengu
Mandla "Mampintsha" Maphumulo in the dock in the Pinetown Magistrates Court on Tuesday March 5 2019, where he was granted R2,000 bail.
Mandla "Mampintsha" Maphumulo in the dock in the Pinetown Magistrates Court on Tuesday March 5 2019, where he was granted R2,000 bail.
Image: Thuli Dlamini

Durban musician Mandla "Mampintsha" Maphumulo has been granted R2,000 bail after a brief court appearance.

Maphumulo appeared in the Pinetown Magistrate's Court on Tuesday on charges relating to the alleged assault of his girlfriend, fellow musician Bongekile Simelane, better known as Babes Wodumo.

Durban musician Mandla Maphumulo, popularly known as Mampintsha, appeared briefly in the Pinetown Magistrate's Court on Tuesday March 5 2019.

Maphumulo turned himself in earlier in the day after a video of a man - believed to be the long-time boyfriend - was recorded live on her Instagram page during the early hours of Monday morning. In the video, a man can be seen assaulting the singer several times.

During the brief appearance, Maphumulo was wearing a "moon boot", which is associated with a broken, fractured or otherwise injured leg. Before the court appearance, his lawyer confirmed that Maphumulo had laid a counter-charge of assault with police.

In an unopposed bail application, Maphumulo was ordered to have no contact directly or indirectly with Simelane.

The matter will be back in court on May 15.


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