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Mampintsha granted R2,000 bail in connection with alleged assault on Babes Wodumo

CAPE TOWN, March 5 – Kwaito star Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo was granted R2,000 bail on Tuesday afternoon and will appear in the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court again on May 15 in connection with the alleged assault of his partner Babes Wodumo. The State had not opposed bail. Maphumulo handed himself over to police after widespread outcry […]

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Mampintsha claims he was defending himself when he beat Babes Wodumu – lawyer

CAPE TOWN, March 5  – Under fire Kwaito musician Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo has laid counter assault charges against Gqom singer Babes Wodumo claiming the widely publicised Instragram video showing him slapping her several times was in fact him defending himself, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Speaking to eNCA outside the Westville Police Station in Durban […]

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Babes’ dad thanks South Africa for support, asks parents not to judge in domestic abuse cases

DURBAN, March 5 – The parents of Gqom musician Bongekile Simelane, better known as Babes Wodumo, has called on parents to support instead of judge their children if they are victims of gender-based violence. At a media briefing in central Durban on Tuesday, reverend Welcome Simelane and his wife Thokozile read out a short prepared […]

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Babes Wodumo has opened a case of assault against Mampintsha, says police

Solly Makganoto JOHANNESBURG – KwaZulu-Natal police have confirmed that Bongekile ‘Babes Wodumo’ Simelane has opened a case of assault against her partner Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo. Family spokesperson Sakhile Mhlonishwa Langa said on Monday evening that Simelane had opened the case at Westville Police Station on Monday afternoon. Earlier, national police spokesperson Vishnu Naidoo declined to confirm […]

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ANCYL wants Mampintsha to be arrested for allegedly assaulting Babes Wodumo

JOHANNESBURG, March 4 – The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) 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 […]

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Dispute between SARS and curator could leave Durban power couple with access to seized assets

DURBAN, February 26 – So-called Durban power couple S’bu and Shauwn Mpisane could gain access to their seized assets and disrupt an ongoing probe if a dispute between the country’s tax collector and the curator it appointed to oversee the couple’s possessions is not settled, court papers have revealed. The South African Revenue Services (SARS) […]

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Jussie Smollett will be written off ‘Empire’

Los Angeles  – Jussie Smollett’s “Empire” character, Jamal Lyon, has been written off this season’s last two episodes of the Fox musical drama as Smollett is embroiled in legal woes stemming from an alleged January 29 attack on the actor that police believe Smollett orchestrated.Executive producers Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Brett Mahoney, Brian Grazer, Sanaa […]