Babes Wodumo in high spirits after court case for common assault postponed

2019-05-15 11:48
Babes Wodumo (PHOTO: Zama Chutshel)

Babes Wodumo (PHOTO: Zama Chutshel)

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Gqom artist Babes Wodumo (real name Bongekile Simelani), her sister Nondumiso Simelane and fellow artist Tipcee’s (real name Thobeka Ndaba) pre-trail for common assault was postponed after they appeared briefly at the Durban Magistrate’s court on Wednesday morning.

The case was postponed after the prosecutor said there was a confusion with the court dates and Magistrate Jackie Jonck agreed and rescheduled the pre-trail for 30 May 2019.

Read: Babes Wodumo found guilty of contempt of court, fined R1 000 or 30 days in prison

Following the announcement that the case has been postponed, Babes – who was dressed in black and yellow with a bright red wig – broke out in dance.

Outside the court Babes and her co-accused, Tipcee and Nondumiso refused to give comment on the case.

Babes Wodumo

The trio are appearing for a charge of common assault, which was laid by KwaZulu-Natal businesswoman Nelisiwe Zondi in March.

Nelisiwe arrived at the court with body guards.

Speaking to Drum, she alleged that Babes and her co-accused beat her on the same night that Babes’ recorded herself being assaulted by kwaito artist Mampintsha.

She claimed that she was ambushed at a party in Glenwood, Durban by the trio who accused her of working for Mampinstha after she tried to record them with her cellphone.

“I thought I was dying. They took turns stomping on me with their feet. I was traumatised and I screamed for help, but they didn’t stop. I believe the neighbours called the police because there was so much noise and screaming coming from the guesthouse,” she said of the incident.

" I  brought  my family and friends  for emotional support. I also brought in body guards to ensure that I am safe. However, I was a bit disappointed by the postponement of the case, I am was looking forward to it." said Nelisiwe. 

READ MORE: Babes Wodumo late for pre-trial for common assault, case postponed

Mampintsha recently withdrew his charges of assault against Babes Wodumo.

His manager claimed that the two have reconciled.

Read more: Mampintsha drops assault charges against Babes Wodumo


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