The whole nation was shocked when news broke on Metro FM that Babes Wodumo’s ex-fiance Mampintsha had allegedly abused her.
During a radio interview with Metro FM presenters Masechaba Ndlovu and Mo Flava on Friday, Babes told shocked listeners of the physical abuse she allegedly suffered at the hands of West Ink boss Mampintsha.
He responded to Babes’ claims in a statement.
“No man has the right to abuse a woman. Like any human being in a relationship, I may have been overwhelmed by emotions and overreacted,” it read.
“As for the accuracy of the abuse claims, the build up to the interview, the motive and the timing, that is a matter I will leave to fate.
“Nothing is what it seems. Out of respect for the relationship we had and the people who supported us, I have chosen not to discuss the matter beyond this statement.”
Yesterday, kwaito musician Mshoza wrote a letter of support to Babes.
“I wish I could give you a hug and say it will be fine. As I am writing this to you, I am in hiding because of abuse. The man tried to take my dignity but I managed to find the strength to get out,” wrote Mshoza.
“Who do we turn to? I know how hurt you are. Talking about abuse is not an easy subject.”
Last week Daily Sun published an article about how Mshoza’s husband Thuthukani Mvula took to social media to reveal how bad their marriage was.
Although he deleted the status message shortly after posting it, the pictures were on Facebook long enough for all to see. He boasted about ruining her wardrobe and setting her clothes alight.
Yesterday, Mshoza said she has postponed her national tour due to events beyond her control.
A new tour date will be announced soon.
Meanwhile, Mshoza (35) insists she’s fallen in love with Tlhabe Mbhele (37), a police detective. She has revealed that she has already replaced her husband with her boyfriend of four months.
the female musician says her new bae has shown her what love is, she says, and she now wants to terminate her traditional marriage. “I’m not cheating – I’m in love and I’m moving on.”
MSHOZA met her new man in late January when she was arrested for speeding. “I needed bail and I called Thuthukani. He switched his phone off and went to bed,” Mshoza claims. She says she called a lawyer, only identified as Advocate Tsotetsi, who eventually paid her bail. Mshoza says Thuthukani has her phones so she can’t recall her lawyer’s full name or number so we can verify her claims with him.
She had to make regular court appearances as a result of further legal action related to the charges, she says – and that’s where she met her new man.
The singer caught the eye of Tlhabe, the detective handling her case, and he brought her lunch during the long hours there. “We talked and we became friends,” Mshoza tells us. The detective became her support system, she says, and even though he initially told her he doesn’t mix business and pleasure, they started dating in March. “He’s respectful, forever smiling and I felt safe and protected with him.”
Meeting him made her realise she was trapped in a loveless marriage. She claims she could no longer put up with her husband’s other partners. “When I asked him about his many girlfriends he told me a wife’s job is to build a home,” she claims. She didn’t sign up to be in a relationship where her husband has more than one woman, she adds. “I told him for months now I want to leave him. I can’t trust him.”