Babes breaks her silence, recounts Karabo Mokoena's brutal murder

06 March 2019 - 13:10 By Chrizelda Kekana
Babes Wodumo spoke out about walking away.
Babes Wodumo spoke out about walking away.
Image: Gallo Images / Frennie Shivambu

Alleged assault victim and gqom artist Babes Wodumo has broken her silence by reflecting on the brutal murder of her friend Karaba Mokoena by her boyfriend at the time. 

This is the first time Babes has posted on social media since video footage of her being slapped several times, allegedly by Mampintsha, went viral. Babes has laid charges of assault against Mampintsha, who was released on R2,000 bail on Tuesday. 

Mampintsha laid counter assault charges against Babes. 

The Wololo hitmaker shared a snap of herself and the late Karabo in a friendly embrace on Instagram. 

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"In 2017 I lost a friend because of abuse, I could have been next #I'mwalkingaway. 

"I could have been next! This could have been you, your sister, your daughter, your niece.....We are not victims but survivors," Babes captioned the post. 

On Tuesday, Simelane family spokesperson Sakhile Mhlonishwa Langa told TshisaLIVE that she was "emotional" and was receiving treatment at home. 

Speaking to journalists outside court on Tuesday, Mampintsha admitted to hitting Babes and alleged that she also beat him. 

Several attempts to get comment from the Simelane family by TimesLIVE on Mampintsha's allegations against Babes went unanswered. 


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