Babes Wodumo has opened an assault case, family confirms

2019-03-04 18:22
Babeswodumo

Babeswodumo

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The family of Bongekile 'Babes Wodumo' Simelane has confirmed that the artist has opened a case of assault against her partner Mandla "Mampintsha" Maphumulo.

Family spokesperson Sakhile Mhlonishwa Langa told News24 on Monday evening that Simelane had opened the case at Westville Police Station on Monday afternoon.

Earlier, national police spokesperson Vishnu Naidoo declined to confirm whether a case of common assault in domestic violence had been opened, saying he wanted to avoid exposing Simelane to "greater danger". Instead, they called on Maphumulo to hand himself in. 

"We are asking him to contact us at the Westville police station because we believe he can assist us in the investigation of this case."

Earlier the police opened an inquiry docket into Simelane's alleged assault after video footage emerged showing Maphumulo allegedly assaulting her.

Naidoo said because of the public outrage and the evidence in the form of the video, the police decided to investigate the case. 

In May last year, Metro FM host Masechaba Ndlovu, while interviewing Simelane live on air, claimed she was being abused by Maphumulo.

The Kwaito artist released a statement soon after radio interview, denying he was a "monster" and saying he loves Simelane.

ALSO READ: Mampintsha on relationship with Babes: People need to pray for us

He said he wished God would "help her see that our enemies are gunning to destroy our relationship".

Maphumulo questioned when she was going to defend him when he defends her all the time.

Read more on:    mampintsha  |  babes wodumo  |  gender abuse
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.