The traditional wedding was a lavish affair in Balito. Picture: @Mbali__Mthethwa/Twitter
The traditional wedding was a lavish affair in Balito. Picture: @Mbali__Mthethwa/Twitter

Days after their traditional wedding, tweeps debate Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha’s age gap

By Marchelle Abrahams Time of article published Apr 28, 2021

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Newly-weds Babes Wodumo, real name Bongekile Simelane, and Mampintsha may be basking in the glow of their traditional wedding, but it appears not everyone shares the same sentiment.

Just days after the couple made things official, social media was debating their nuptials with the most common discussion being the big age gap between the love birds.

During their 10-year relationship, there’s been many ups and downs, including allegations of domestic abuse.

This week, tweeps started doing the maths on the amount of years they’d been together, thus coming to the conclusion that Babes, now 26, was just 16 years old when she entered into a relationship with Mampintsha, who was 28 at the time.

“I don’t have a problem with Mampintsha marrying Babes Wodumo.

“All I’m saying is that he started dating Babes when she was a minor and moved in with her at 16.

“Men who prey on young girls must be held accountable, R Mampintsha was wrong!,” commented one user who touched on the issue of grooming in a relationship.

Another even brought Zodwa Wabantu and her string of conquests in the argument.

But the couple’s age gap appears to be the least of their problems.

Babes promised to lay charges against her mother-in-law after she went public claiming Babes is faking her pregnancy, the Daily News reported.

After the video where Mampintsha’s mother, Zama Gumede, accused Babes of lying about her pregnancy, she confirmed to have seen the video with the shocking allegations.

Babes said Gumede tried to disrupt her wedding on Saturday, but did not succeed.

“She arrived for the wedding drunk and made demands.

“I don't know what this woman wants because she did not raise Mampintsha.

“Mampintsha was raised by her grandmother.”

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