Durban – Kwaito star Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumolo told media outside the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday that his partner, singer Babes Wodumo, had previously attacked him and had a drinking problem.
“If she could stop drinking, she would be alright,” said Maphumolo, who made his statement in isiZulu.
Maphumolo had just stepped out of the courthouse and held an impromptu briefing with a large crowd of journalists. He had minutes earlier been released on R2 000 bail after handing himself in to police. He is facing a charge of assault.
He said Wodumo had bitten him.
Maphumulo arrived at court with his leg in an orthopaedic cast, saying Wodumo attacked him while he was "in this state".