A couple of weekends ago, South Africans woke up to a very graphic video of Mampintsha allegedly physically assaulting Babes Wodumo. The video which was first seen on the starlet’s Instagram Live has since gone viral and many celebrities and fans have weighed in on the very disturbing situation.
Shortly after the video came out, DJ Tira distanced himself from the situation and his wife, Gugu Khathi took to Instagram to defend him.
“It truly hurts to see how the attention has shifted to @djtira and not trying support @babes_wodumo Bongekile Simelani was assaulted last night by Mampintsha her boyfriend this is a criminal act abuse is abuse and mampintsha should be punished period! Ukuthi how u making this about tira it’s amazing your comments alone are abusive for ppl who are saints , it’s such things that made babes go back previously cause she then was made to feel sorry via your backlash against mampintsha / abuse is a sensitive issue also life threatening don’t focus on things or ppl who will delay actions that should be taken. #enoughisenough I’d also like to appeal to the police department to take abuse cases seriously our system has made women stay away from reporting these cases.,” she wrote in part. See Below:
On Saturday, a video of DJ Tira dancing and singing along to Mampintsha’s alleged new track surfaced online and many people are calling out the DJ for ‘promoting’ Mampintsha’s work. Watch the video below:
Mampintsha madoda 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/KoOEnvmK7d
— Ndabezitha (@Mjitha) March 23, 2019
Upon seeing the video, many tweeps took to social media to share their opinions. Take a look at some of the comments below:
So some of the things Mampintsha said while beating uBabes have become lyrics to his song. We get to hear the song through tira, singing/dancing to it with 2 females in his car. R I G H T 🙁 pic.twitter.com/oQdHhT1oXK
— Aluta Butho Ngcobo (@n_butho) March 23, 2019
A whole DJ Tira who was up in arms supporting women who go through abuse is singing a different tune now, he's supporting his long time friend Mampintsha pic.twitter.com/eMFIAFzTdi
— kenz (@Bokenza1) March 23, 2019
Tira is just as problematic. I'm not even surprised..
— Njeza (@CyberMqalo) March 23, 2019
Dj Tira is an embarrassment to the music industry.
— Lloyd Senior (@lloyd_senior) March 23, 2019
A couple of days ago, Mampintsha apologised for his actions.