Babes Wodumo reportedly told her friends, she’s scared Mampintsha will “kill her” if she goes back to him.
This comes a week after a video of Mampintsha slapping Babes several times went viral on social media and sparked widespread outrage.
On Sunday, City Press reported that Babes apparently told close friends that she fears for her life.
“I still love Mampintsha, but I am afraid that if I go back to him this time around, he is going to kill me,” the paper quoted what Babes had said to one friend.
The paper claimed that other sources close to both Mampintsha and Babes said that she felt pressured by celebrities, politicians and anti-gender violence activists to open a case of assault.
“There was no way Babes was going to open a case of assault against Mampintsha. She has become used to the beatings, and they have been fighting each other throughout their relationship,” another source told the paper.
Even though Babes has not given any media interviews since the video went viral, she has spoken out on social media.
Last Wednesday she shared a picture of herself and the late Karabo Mokoena who was murdered by her boyfriend in 2017, saying she could have been next.
Then on Friday, the Wololo hitmaker released a statement claiming that Mampintsha had access to her social media accounts and was using it to comment on his pictures.
“I would like to put it on record that Mampintsha is using my Instagram account, without my consent, to comment on his statuses. He has my password including that of iCloud so he has access to my accounts.”
Babes labelled this as another form of abuse and said she would be notifying the police about it.
Mampintsha was arrested by police on charges of assault and was released on R2 000 bail. He also laid a counter charge of assault against Babes.
Speaking to journalists outside the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court last week, Mampintsha admitted to “hitting” Babes but alleged she beat him first.