Music fans have been left gobsmacked after West Ink Records premiered the music video of Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo’s single, “Khona Iy’ngane Lay’ndlini“, featuring a shocking appearance from Bonginkosi “Babes Wodumo” Simelane.
Deep into the twisted tale of abuse that divided many in this country, Mampintsha has silenced those who have been calling for his ‘cancellation’ by recruiting the same person that apparently exposed him for being an abuser.
Was the Mampintsha, Babes Wodumo abuse clip real?
In April, Babes snuck her phone well enough out of sight to allow her Instagram Live feed to capture the blows she was handed by her former manager and partner, Mampintsha.
As soon as that footage was published on social media, it took off. Political leaders and fellow peers of the popular Gqom artist were calling for Mampintsha head.
However, in a twisted turn of events, Mampintsha, the perceived aggressor in the situation, went and filed counter assault charges against his protege.
He described her as a reckless alcoholic with a track record of extreme violence when intoxicated.
This would later ring loud when a woman came forward with assault charges laid against Babes and two of her friends who Babes Wodumo finally appears at Durban magistrate’s court
Reaction to Babes appearance on Mampintsha new video
Fast-forward to Friday, and after numerous court appearances on the assault matter, Mampintsha brazenly pulled the veil on the entire debacle and showed a Babes that is still very much involved with the West Ink Records founder.
Eerily, the nature of the song, as well as the music video, addresses the now-infamous ‘abuse’ clip, with real-life re-enactments of the entire situation.
People were left in awe of what they’d witnessed and these are some picks from the reaction on social media:
Babes wodumo and mampintsha did these to South Africa.. pic.twitter.com/8G0JaNX2AU
— phumisto🇿🇦 (@MachianePhumi) May 3, 2019
What Babes Wodumo, Mampintsha and their son Tira trying to tell y’all is MIND YOUR DAMN BUSINESS pic.twitter.com/R8yuzoXie2
— Koloboto Kgole (@SmartsLifestyle) May 3, 2019
This mampintsha and babes wodumo saga taught me to mind my own damn business..If i see a couple fighting a ke di tsene, ke no reta fela. pic.twitter.com/oq65hYzaQ7
— kristofa (@chrisselolo) May 3, 2019
South Africans were minding their own business when Babes Wodumo & Mampintsha went live on Instagram……… It's not about being nosy, Babes got the whole country involved in their personal affairs.
— CARS (@VLNAfrica) May 3, 2019
We all know Mampintsha is going to abuse her again in the near future and we'll all just sip our bottled water and not say a thing.
Babes Wodumo, but Mampintsha and Tira are all 🚮
— Precious Kgabi (@precious_9524) May 3, 2019
There has been no word from either side’s camp on what the meaning of this is, since there are still judicial processes underway concering the alleged abuse.
Check it out for yourself below.
Watch: Mampintsha’s new video featuring Babes