Mampintsha granted R2000 bail: Video. Under fire Kwaito musician Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo has laid counter assault charges against Gqom singer Babes Wodumo claiming the widely publicised Instagram video showing him slapping her several times was, in fact, him defending himself, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
Speaking to eNCA outside the Westville Police Station in Durban where Mampintsha had handed himself over to police custody after Wodumo, whose real name is Bongekile Simelane, laid a common assault charge against him, lawyer Pat Magwaza said: “He was assaulted so he has opened a case of assault against Simelane.
Mandla ‘Mampintsha’ Maphumulo has alleged that Babes Wodumo was drunk and violent when she allegedly beat him on Sunday night.
Maphumulo was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly beating Babes Wodumo, real name Bongekile Simelane. He appeared before the Pinetown Magistrates Court and was released on R2000 bail.
The court has given him strict bail conditions to not make contact with Babes Wodumo. Maphumulo claims he has also opened a counter-charge against Babes Wodumo, but police were yet to confirm knowledge of this.
Speaking to the media outside the steps of the Pinetown court, Maphumulo said Babes Wodumo had also previously beat him with a stick in front of her family.
Responding directly to Sunday night’s incident, he said Babes Wodumo provoked him by allegedly assaulting him with a hard Gucci slipper on his mouth. He said she arrived drunk at their Westville home.
“At this stage from what I’ve heard from him in consultation, it was before the video. He was then defending himself when the video was made.” He said his client did not “take this well because it looks like a set up”. In the live Instagram feed on Sunday night, Mampintsha can be seen hitting Wodumo who is shown sobbing and cowering in apparent fear.
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