JOHANNESBURG – South Africans have weighed in following a public revelation on a radio show that Mandla Maphumulo, also known as “Mampintsha”, was abusing Ggom singer Babes Wodumo while the two dated.
On Friday, radio host Masechaba Ndlovu revealed that Babes Wodumo, whose real name is Bongekile Simelane, once got a nose-bleed and broken leg in the hands of Maphumulo.
During the interview on Metro FM, Simelane did not confirm nor deny the claims.
Babes 💔 pic.twitter.com/VXWdQYUsn2— Just Curious (@JustCuriousZA) May 18, 2018
Babes wodumo says that @MampintshaNuz has access to her Instagram account & he’s the one who posted the Engagement photo she has since deleted. He wanted people to still believe that they are together. pic.twitter.com/j6miXZpilm— Just Curious (@JustCuriousZA) May 18, 2018
Part 2: Babes was taken in by a friend after Mampintsha beat her up pic.twitter.com/vPGLxoWWmz— Just Curious (@JustCuriousZA) May 18, 2018
In response to the allegations, Maphumulo released a statement saying he apologises and that he "may have been overwhelmed by emotions and overreacted" in some situations.
“I am no saint, nor do I plead absolute innocence in the claims made in that interview. I may have overreacted in a couple of incidents during our relationship with her over certain things I will not be comfortable to discuss in the public domain.”
He added: “I want to apologise to South Africa for disappointing you and discourage other men out there who may find themselves in my situation or a different one that challenges your emotional stability and restraint. No man has any right or justification to abuse a woman in any form whatsoever."
Now tweeps have started the hashtag #MampintshaIsTrash in support of Simelane while others are debating whether Ndlovu went about it the "right" way in exposing the abuse.
I bet Reeva, Karabo, et al wer waiting for their right time to tell their story. Right? (May they RIP). There is no blue print to this, Sisi. Y'd u rather they go to Post Traumatic counseling or to the morgue?#MasechabaDidRight #Masechaba https://t.co/dWSxs3UMnp— Stash (@maoligp) May 19, 2018
Thank you #Masechaba, we salute you for being masechaba for real. We need more like you in our country, continue to stand against and expose women abuse.— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) May 19, 2018
Yes I hear your point, remember Babes she fought this by her self /she left Mampintsha now she's with someone else irl jus say this was jus letting the whole world know bout Mampintsha's situation— Andy Styles (@andile976) May 19, 2018
Masechaba is bored and have no life that's why she Is making the weak babes wodumo the slut her project just to keep busy— walter monYepao (@MonyepaoWalter) May 19, 2018
#BabesWodumo maybe the way this issue transpired, was just how it was meant to happen. But, We need to start empowering the Victims to speak out, and rather not exercise our power over them. BUILD CONFIDENCE, SELF WORTH AND CONTROL of what happens after their abuse.— Sli Mtshali (@5046fc4c512b40a) May 19, 2018
This article first appeared on EWN : Mixed reaction on how Masechaba Ndlovu exposed ‘abusive’ Mampintsha