Johannesburg - Police have confirmed that a docket of inquiry has been opened into the alleged assault of songstress Bongekile "Babes Wodumo" Simelane by her boyfriend Mandla "Mampintsha" Maphumulo.
This as police investigate a video showing Maphumulo repeatedly hitting Simelane during what appears to be an argument. The video, a livestream shared by Simelane, has since sparked massive backlash and calls for Maphumulo to be arrested.
National police spokesperson Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo confirmed to IOL that an inquiry docket of assault has been opened.
This as the EFF KZN confirmed it has laid an assault charge against Maphumulo at the Umlazi police station.
"The said video is currently being analysed, primarily to establish and verify the identities of those in the video," Naidoo said.