Babes Wodumo abuse 'revelations': Twitter divided

File: Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha are at the centre of a debate about domestic violence after a radio expose of their allegedly abusive relationship. Photo: African News Agency

JOHANNESBURG – The relationship between Bongekile Simelane, affectionately known as “Babes Wodumo”, and her boss "boyfriend", Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo, has tongues wagging after allegations of abuse.

Metro FM presenter Masechaba Ndlovu laid bare the alleged ugly reality of the West Ink duo’s relationship during an interview with Wodumo on Friday.

Masechaba told the singer she had reliable information that Mampintsha once punched Wodumo in the face and left her with a bleeding nose.

He had broken her leg on a separate occasion, said the radio presenter.

On Saturday, Mampintsha responded on Facebook:

The Wololo hitmaker neither agreed with nor denied the allegations during the interview or afterwards.

The hashtags BabesWodumo, Mampintsha and Masechaba trended on Twitter, with users condemning both the alleged abuse and the revelation of it on air.

The debate of Masechaba's approach touched on the silence around violence against women and whether people speak out.

#Masechaba @MasechabaNdlovu Sisi what you did this afternoon is irresponsible and insensitive. You did not get permission from her to go on air with that story. This is the same as telling the world of someone's HIV status. Let them speak out when they are healed and ready.

Masechaba had told Wodumo that she did not have to keep quiet about what had happened.

Wodumo revealed that she and Mampintsha are no longer dating, but said he was still stalking her.

She said he recently posted a picture of their engagement on Instagram to make people believe they were still dating.

 

 

 

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