Police make arrest in Babes Wodumo assault case

05 March 2019 - 13:07 By Nonkululeko Njilo
Babes Wodumo
Babes Wodumo
Image: Instagram/Babes Wodumo

The suspect in the Babes Wodumo assault case has been arrested and is currently in police custody.

"He will be processed and taken to court soon," police Brigadier Vish Naidoo said on Tuesday.

The Gqom singer is currently receiving treatment at home.

Her official spokesperson, Sakhile Mhlonishwa Langa, said Babes is "very emotional but stable" and is seeing a psychologist to help her cope.

A video of a man believed to be Babes' long-time boyfriend was apparently 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.

Babes Wodumo’s mother and father spoke at a press conference on March 5 2019 in Durban after the events which unfolded after a video was posted on Wodumo’s Instagram account, allegedly showing an abusive altercation between herself and her long-term boyfriend.