Singing artisit Bongekile Simelane, known as Babes Wodumo, has opened a case against her boyfriend Mandla Maphumulo, known as Mampintsha.
A video has gone viral on social networks, allegedly depicting him brutally beating her. In the clip, it appears that Simelane strategically placed her mobile phone in her bedroom to record the abuse.
Her father Mbongeni Simelane has confirmed that his daughter has opened the case. Her father says, “She opened the case. Now, I am waiting for my relatives so that we can decide what to do. What I like is that even our MEC Kaunda has intervened. Police authorities at Westville assisting my daughter. I would like to thank our organisation. As they are in parliament, they are there to protect us from people like Mampintsha.”
Many South Africans woke up to this violent video. Mandla Maphumulo is seen assaulting the popular singer and dancer Babes Wodumo.
The two are also heard trading insults.
The incident is said to have happened at Maphumulo’s house in Westville in Durban.
Early Monday morning social media was abuzz.