In March, the continent was outraged after watching South African singer Mampintsha physically assaulted his girlfriend, Gqom star Babes Wodumo on Instagram Live.
Last week, users even got more angered after Babes appeared in Mampintsha’s new music video referencing the incident.
The song is titled Khona Iyngane Lay’Ndlini (meaning: “There are children in the house”), making reference to what Mampintsha said to Babes while he assaulted her.
A follower had commented the following on Babes’ Instagram:
“In a country and world with such a high rate of gender-based violence, you are using your platform as a disservice to all the young women and elder victims of abuse. As a public figure, you have the responsibility as a role model. You are doing no justice to the calls you sent out earlier this year – calls many responded to and were triggered by. What you have done is confusing and mocks many people who supported you as a survivor of abuse.”
According to Sowetan Live, Babes, in response said: “Ey sis naka izindaba zakho… uphume ezindabeni zabant ababili” which roughly translates to “sis, mind your own business and stay out of matters that concern two people.”