Top cop Khehla Sitole urges Babes Wodumo to open case after assault

2019-03-04 13:18
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National police commissioner General Khehla Sitole has ordered the police to trace the whereabouts of popular local singer Bongekile 'Babes Wodumo' Simelane.

Sitole's office issued a statement on Monday afternoon, calling on Simelane to open a case "at a police station nearest to her" after video footage emerged showing her partner Mandla 'Mampintsha' Maphumulo allegedly assaulting her.

READ: DJ Tira releases statement following Babes and Mampintsha viral video: 'I have never, and would never enable abuse'

Police spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said officers were analysing the video to "establish and verify the identities" of the people seen in the video.

"A senior member from the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit has been dedicated to investigate this case, which case will be overseen by a Major General who is the National Head of the same unit," added Naidoo.

Sitole was shocked when he learnt of the video and its contents.

"Crimes against women, children and people with disabilities is one the of the priorities of the South African Police Service. Therefore, we will do everything to ensure that justice prevails when such incidents are reported to us," said General Sitole.

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In May last year, Metro FM host Masechaba Ndlovu, while interviewing Simelane live on air, claimed the artist was being abused Mampintsha.

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

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

Maphumulo questioned when Babes is going to defend him when he defends her all the time.

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