The main question surrounding the alleged assault of Bongekile "Babes Wodumo" Simelane should not be why she did not leave her partner Mandla "Mampintsha" Maphumulo - who was granted bail following his arrest - but why he did not stop, gender violence specialist Lisa Vetten has said.
Babes and Mampintsha, Who Wins When We Fight Words With Blows to the Head?
This is Africa, 7 March 2019
The recent evidence of a violent relationship between two well-known South African musicians should be a wake-up call to us as a society to revisit what we consider to be "healthy… Read more »
I Have Never Hit a Woman, Babes Is the First' - Mampintsha
News24Wire, 6 March 2019
Musician Mandla "Mampintsha" Maphumulo claims South Africans don't know the full story behind what happened on Monday morning when he physically attacked gqom artist Bongekile… Read more »
Ramaphosa Condemns Violence Against Women As Assault Film Goes Viral
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 6 March 2019
South Africa's president condemned violence against women on Wednesday after a video apparently showing a popular singer being attacked by her boyfriend went viral, sparking… Read more »
'She is The One Who Attacked Me' - Mampintsha
Experts say if an alleged abuser opens a false counter assault case against his victim, he or she may be prosecuted for defeating the ends of justice. Read more »
'I Invested in Her and Groomed Her' - Mampintsha On Babes Wodumo
Musician Mandla "Mampintsha" Maphumulo has rejected allegations that he is stifling the growth of his partner gqom artist Bongekile "Babes Wodumo" Simelane. Read more »
Mampintsha Granted Bail in Babes Wodumo Assault Case
News24Wire, 5 March 2019
Musician Mandla 'Mampintsha' Maphumulo has been granted bail of R2000 in the Pinetown Magistrates Court. Read more »
#BabesWodumo - Not 'Why Didn't She Leave?' but 'Why Didn't He Stop?'
In the early hours of Monday morning, gqom artist Bongekile "Babes Wodumo" Simelane went live on social media app Instagram with graphic visuals of her partner, Mandla "Mampintsha"… Read more »
Mandla "Mampintsha" Maphumulo. and Bongekile 'Babes Wodumo' Simelane (file photo).
Police Open Inquiry Docket Following Babes Wodumo Assault
The South African Police Service (SAPS) has opened an inquiry docket into the alleged assault of "Gqom Queen" Babes Wodumo after video footage emerged showing her partner Mandla… Read more »
Mampintsha Arrested in Connection With Alleged Assault of Babes Wodumo
Artist Mandla "Mampintsha" Maphumulo has been arrested and is currently in police custody, in connection with an alleged assault on gqom artist Bongekile "Babes Wodumo" Simelane. Read more »
The family of Bongekile "Babes Wodumo" Simelane says that the artist has opened a case of assault against her partner Mandla "Mampintsha" Maphumulo. Family spokesperson Sakhile ... Read more »
As widespread outrage continues to swirl after Babes Wodumo was confronted on Metro FM about allegedly being abused by Mampintsha, the record label boss defended himself during a ... Read more »
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