IT SEEMS the ongoing drama between Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha is far from over. But the latest episode has nothing to do with their relationship, rather the
debt they allegedly accumulated before their public break-up.
The gqom stars (real names Bongekile Simelane and Mandla Maphumulo, respectively) are rumoured to owe a Westpoint Executive Suites in Jozi an estimated R1 454 following their stay in April.
According to evidence seen by the SunTeam, Babes, Mampintsha and their band had booked two rooms on 8 April and checked out the following day. The mole said this was after returning from their tour of Zambia.
Said a source: “This has become a nightmare for them as no one is willing to take responsibility for this booking mess.
“The hotel is threatening to take Babes and Mampintsha to court for failing to pay the money.”
Another source said the problem with Babes and Mampintsha was that their relationship had become toxic after claims that she was now dating Orlando Pirates new signee, Brilliant Khuzwayo.
Asserted the mole: “Mampintsha has since stopped funding Babes’ lifestyle. That’s why the hotel hasn’t been paid.”
The hotel sent a letter of demand to West Ink publicist Hlengiwe Mbambo, who forwarded it to Mampintsha. The letter reads in part: “We feel we have been extremely fair in our efforts to collect the above noted account. Despite these efforts, you have failed to pay the account. Accordingly, we hereby demand that a payment, in the amount noted below be paid no later than 8 June 2018. Failure to comply will cause us to take further action to collect the outstanding funds which could include further legal action such as litigation.”
According to the hotel’s booking reservation official, Boeti Mahmole, it’s Hlengiwe who owes them. He confirmed both Babes and Mampintsha stayed at the hotel on the said day.
Said Hlengiwe: “I was asked by Mampintsha to reserve a booking for them at Westpoint Executive Suites. I received emails from the hotel and have made several efforts to contact and forwarded them to Mampintsha, but all my efforts fell on deaf ears.”
Both Babes and Mampintsha could not be reached for comment.