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BY Francis Akhalbey, 7:45am March 04, 2019,

Popular SA musician caught on Instagram live assaulting celeb girlfriend [Video]

Mampintsha was recorded on video physically assaulting his girlfriend Babes Wodumo -- Photo via babes.wodumo on Instagram

South Africans on Monday descended heavily on popular musician Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo after his girlfriend Bongekile “Babes Wodumo” Simelane, who is also a popular singer recorded him physically assaulting her on Instagram live.

In the video, Mampintsha can be seen repeatedly hitting the helpless lady while she screams and cries.

According to IOL, this is not the first time Mampintsha has been accused of laying his hands on her. Charges have however not yet been laid against him.

Popular SA musician caught on Instagram live assaulting celeb girlfriend [Video]
Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha — Photo via babes.wodumo on Instagram

The incident was widely condemned by South Africans on social media with the minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa calling him out and encouraging Babes Wodumo to press charges against him.

“We’re absolutley horrified by the actions of Musician Mapmpintsha @MampintshaNuz caught on video where he brutally abuses Internationally celebrated Artist @BABESWODUMO. We do not only condemn this senseless act but call on @BABESWODUMO to immediately press charges against him,” he shared on his Twitter page.

“@GovernmentZA will never tolerate gender-based violence. It is informed by a twisted logic of patriarchal power relations in society. We call on all South Africans to isolate the perpetrators & to fight & defeat gender-based violence with the same zeal as when we fought racism,” he added.

Though the original video was later on deleted, those who were able to record/download it have been circulating it on social media. Take a look at it below:


Here some reactions to the incident:


Last Edited by:Victor Ativie Updated: April 18, 2020


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