MZANSI was certain Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha were through. But the power couple’s relationship may just have one more kick left in it!
And it seems freedom bells are tolling for kwaito artist Mampintsha ahead of his court appearance on Wednesday. Rumours have been doing the round that his accuser, gqom queen Babes Wodumo (real name Bongekile Simelane), has withdrawn the assault case she’d opened against her ex-lover and West Ink Records boss.
According to police sources, the Wololo hitmaker recently filed a written statement in a bid to drop the charges. Babes had in March opened an assault case against the member of the popular gqom group, Big Nuz, after a video showing Shimora, as Mampintsha is affectionately known, assaulting her went viral on social media.
But the mole said the final decision to close the case rested with the Pinetown Magistrates Court.
Said the informant: “Look, everyone was amazed when Babes wrote the withdrawal statement. They were amazed by the fact that the assault video shook Mzansi and many people were angry and swore at Mampintsha (real name Mandla Maphumulo). Now that Babes has asked for a withdrawal, we don’t know if Mzansi will ever take her seriously in the future. But the magistrate is the one who has the authority to decide on this matter. He might reject Babes’ request and carry on with the case. We don’t know.”
Another source said Babes couldn’t see herself living without Mampinstha “because she loves him very much”.
“She doesn’t care what people say about her, nor does she care about her family. She loves her man and isn’t ashamed of that. Her family is angry with her. They believe she needs help,” the source said.
Meanwhile, Babes and Mampintsha have been spotted partying and shooting videos together. And Babes has allegedly told concerned social media users to mind their business.
This has happened against Mampintsha’s bail conditions, which make it clear that he’s not supposed to be close and communicate with Babes since she is the complainant and key witness in the matter.
When asked for comment, KZN police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane referred the SunTeam to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). He said the NPA would know if a withdrawal statement had been filed for Babes, not the police.
Said NPA spokeswoman in KZN Natasha Kara: “The matter is still pending on our court rolls in Pinetown’s E Court.”
Mampintsha couldn’t be reached for comment and his lawyer, Pat Magwaza refused to comment ahead of the star’s court appearance date.
Babes refused to comment and hung up the phone on us.
– Sunday Sun