Johannesburg - The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in eThekwini has on Monday called on the South African Police Service (SAPS) to arrest Mandla Maphumulo, known by his stage name Mampintsha, for allegedly assaulting Bongekile Simelane, known by her stage name Babes Wodumo.
This comes after Maphumulo was seen allegedly assaulting Simelane on a video that went viral on social media. Simelane went live on Instagram on Sunday night, and in the video, which has since been shared on other websites - she can be heard asking Maphumulo: “why are you beating me” off-screen before they both come onto the screen in the bedroom and he repeatedly hits her.
It is alleged that this was not the first time he allegedly assaulted her.
In a radio interview on Metro Fm in 2018, Masechaba Ndlovu confronted Simelane about reports of abuse. The singer did not confirm or deny the allegations. Masechaba was called names and vilified when she outed the alleged abuse Simelane went through at the hand of Maphumulo.
Maphumulo later responded to the allegations saying he is no saint and appeared on the same radio show asking people to pray for them as a couple.