Fans were shocked in the early hours of Monday, after watching SA singer Babes Wodumo being assaulted by her a man believed to be her longtime boyfriend Mampintsha, on Instagram Live.
The video was shared on Babes’ Instagram, and it appears she hid the camera and went live to let people of the alleged assault.
According to TshishaLive, Babes can be heard swearing at the man. The man then responded by slapping her. He walked away, and returned later to hit her again.
SA stars as well as citizens are rallying round the singer while calling for Manpintsha’s arrest and prosecution.
Cassper Nyovest, DJ Zhinle, Boity, Amanda Black and SA Minister for Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa are among those who have condemned the action.
2. @GovernmentZA will never tolerate gender-based violence. It is informed by a twisted logic of patriarchal power relations in society. We call on all South Africans to isolate the perpetrators & to fight & defeat gender-based violence with the same zeal as when we fought racism pic.twitter.com/EXIE61sajg
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) March 4, 2019
Letsatsi lagago latla wena, kolobe ya naga @MampintshaNuz
— #BAKAE OUT NOW (@Boity) May 18, 2018
Mampintsha needs to be stopped. I hope they make an example out of him so every man knows that hitting a woman is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. My heart breaks for Babes. ?
— #MeetingYourPower #ERAbyDJZinhle #ZeeNation (@DJZinhle) March 4, 2019
I dont understand men who beat women. That shit just does not makes sense!!!!! Fucking Pigs!!!!
— R.M Phoolo (@casspernyovest) March 4, 2019
I’m not exactly sure what the law says, but can’t @SAPoliceService arrest Mampintsha first just because a crime was committed and there’s proof, even if Babes hasn’t pressed charges? Babes needs support to know we have her back, I hope she presses charges and leaves,And heals.
— #ThandwaNdim (@AmandaBlackSA) March 4, 2019
First off, fuck Mampintsha! I said it then & I’ll say it now. He needs to be arrested & I hope it happens today. For those that keep asking though, this doesn’t change a damn thing about how Masechaba handled that situation. That sh!t was wrong too.
— Sizwe Dhlomo (@SizweDhlomo) March 4, 2019
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— BellaNaija (@bellanaija) February 14, 2019