UWC declines Mampintsha’s request to use stadium

Mandla Maphumulo
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The University of the Western Cape has declined an application by musician Mandla Maphumulo – commonly known as Mampintsha’s to use their stadium to host an event in May.

This comes after a video surfaced in which Mampintsha can allegedly be seen physically abusing his long-term girlfriend Bongekile Simelane, popularly known as Babes Wodumo.

A charge of assault has been laid against him. He appeared in court on Tuesday and is out on R2000 bail.

The university’s spokesperson Gasant Abader explains, “The University of the Western Cape has taken a decision to decline an application for an event that was earmarked for 4 May 2019. While the University respects the due process and the rule of law it cannot in good conscious allow an event to take place on its campus involving an individual who has been implicated in an incident of gender based violence.”

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