On Sunday night a horrific video went viral of gqom musician Bongekile ‘Babes Wodumo’ Simelane being beaten by her good-for-nothing ex-boyfriend and producer Mampintsha.
This morning, Wodumo filed assault charges against Mampintsha at the Westville Police Staton in Durban.
The attack was broadcast by Babes on her Instagram live feed and the subsequent outrage on social media was swift and severe.
In the video Mampintsha can be seen repeatedly slapping Simelane, who asks why he keeps hitting her.
“She’s stable but I’m not alright because I saw my daughter crying and Mandla is always beating my daughter. I told his father, Mr Maphumulo, to tell his son not to hit and kick and not to fight with my daughter but Mandla is keeping on hitting my daughter,” Babes Wodumo’s father told IOL.
“I will him to go to the police station and tell the world that he is an animal. He must be charged. I want to see Mampintsha behind bars.”
This systematic abuse could not have been easy for Babes Wodumo to rise up and rally against, however this time the entire country is behind her.