Gqom star Babes Wodumo was in and out of courtrooms on Wednesday, as she and Mampintsha both faced up to assault charges that had been laid against them. Matters of the heart are always complicated, aren’t they?
But, no matter how messy a particular situation is, we’re not sure that performing a quick vosho between each case is the solution to anything. After the case against Babes was suspended until 31 May, she gave the reporters and assorted media something talk about in the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court.
Babes Wodumo dances outside of court
Wodumo, with three other women, stands accused of assaulting Neliswa Zondi, a woman who allegedly leaked video footage of Wodumo chatting to a group of people about her ordeal with partner Mampintsha.
Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha – what’s the deal?
Okay… dancing and japes aside, Wodumo and Mampintsha – real names Bongekile Simelane and Mandla Maphumulo respectively – then appeared in a different room of the same courthouse, where the case Babes had filed against her man was to be heard.
The chance of a conviction in either hearing looks slim-to-none. The pair agreed to go for family mediation during the proceedings, which were then pushed back to 11 June. However, it would seem the two artists have already kissed and made up.
Babes Wodumo has featured in one of Mampintsha’s recently produced music videos – after he was filmed beating her on Instagram Live. Meanwhile, it’s rumoured that the couple are unofficially “back together”.
Can we support this couple?
Their tumultuous relationship is causing a divide in South African society, with many feeling conflicted about lending their support to Babes after she was abused, only to see her reconcile with Mampintsha shortly afterwards.
Indeed, being on the receiving end of such treatment doesn’t make it any easier to dump an abusive partner. Their relationship status remains “off the charts” in terms of its complicated nature, but for now, a truce stands in place.