UPDATE: The latest in the Babes Wodumo online furore

Mampintsha, Babes Wodumo (Photo: Gallo)
Mampintsha, Babes Wodumo (Photo: Gallo)

UPDATE: 16:02

Speaking to Channel24, Babes Wodumo's father Bishop Welcome Simelane claimed that the artist is not currently in control of her social media accounts and that she is in good health. 

Cape Town - A tweet sent from Babes Wodumo's Twitter account has addressed public concern after a photo allegedly showing the gqom artist appearing worryingly thin went viral

The photo launched Babes and her boyfriend Mampintsha to the top of Twitter trends on Wednesday.

Amidst growing public concern, Lorna Maseko tweeted: "I really pray she has people that love her and will carry her out of this mess - honestly." "Her personal issues have only ruined her name but not her talent. That, you can never take from her," rapper Cassper Nyovest shared on Twitter. 

Channel24 reached out to Babes' sister Nonduh Simelane as well as West Ink Records to verify the authenticity of the photo, but no comment was available at the time of publishing.

On Wednesday evening, a tweet sent from Babes' Twitter account addressed the social media outcry, saying: "Pray for me."

The pinned tweet garnered thousands of replies from concerned fans. 

In a second tweet, it was said: "Be yourself," accompanied by the viral images, which puts the artist's worryingly frame on full display.

The third and final tweet read: "People will judge me when I'm dead."

In 2019 the couple's tumultuous relationship took centre stage in 2019 after video footage of a man, who appeared to be musician Mampintsha, assaulting a woman, who appeared to be Babes, surfaced

The pair agreed to go for relationship counselling following the incident and subsequently rekindled their relationship. 


Babes in September claimed that her Twitter account had been hacked after various disturbing messages were sent from her account.

Although the account has remained relatively active and without incident, it is unclear whether the artist has regained access to her Twitter account.

Channel24 requested comment from West Ink Records as well as Nonduh Simelane regarding the status of the above mentioned social media account, but received no response at the time of publishing. 

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*This article has been updated to reflect that Babes Wodumo's Twitter account had reportedly previously been hacked and to make it clear that the author behind the tweets is not known.