Police spokesperson Vishnu Naidoo says they cannot confirm or give details of the protection reportedly given to popular Durban singer, Bongekile Simelane, better know as Babes Wodumo.
Metro FM presenter, Masechaba Ndlovu tweeted that she has learned from Simelane’s management team that police commissioner, Bheki Cele has offered her protection.
This is after Ndlovu revealed on her show with Mo flava on Metro FM, during an interview with Simelane, that her ex-fiance, Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo had physically assualted her.
Listen to that interview below:
I’ve just received an update from Babes Management that Min.Bheki Cele has offered her protection. We are truly thankful. ??#NotInMyName
— Masechaba Ndlovu (@MasechabaNdlovu) May 19, 2018
Naidoo says they cannot divulge information, as it could compromise the safety of the individual.
During the Metro FM interview, Simelane also revealed she had broken her engagement to Maphumulo, but that he had hacked into her account and posted pictures of them in happier times, making it look like they were still together.
Meanwhile, Maphumulo released a statement in which he denied abusing Simelane.
“Like a human being in a relationship, I may have been overwhelmed by emotions and over reacted. Where we come from with her, abusive wouldn’t best define the nature of our journey… We wouldn’t get this far,” he says.
Read his full statement below: