Is Mampintsha on the run? as police launch manhunt for him. This three-hour deadline began at 7am and will end at 10am. Police told the SABC that Mampintsha was currently missing, adding that they had a warrant out for his arrest and urging anyone with information to come forward.
Babes Wodumo’s alleged abuser is currently a wanted man and the police have been given a deadline to find him. Police Commissioner Kehla Sithole was interviewed on SABC’s Morning Live on Tuesday, where he gave the police three hours to find and apprehend producer and kwaito musician Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo.
Sithole confirmed that pop star and gqom queen Babes Wodumo, real name Bongekile Simelane, has laid charges against Maphumelo after he allegedly assaulted her.
An Instagram Live video, posted by Simelane, in which she can be seen being beaten, allegedly by Mampintsha, has caused widespread shock and outrage.
The Citizen reported yesterday that Simelane was seen at the Westville Police Station in Durban on Monday. The family spokesperson, Sakhile Mhlonishwa, confirmed an assault case was opened.
The footage of the incident was apparently from a live Instagram video broadcast she was doing with fans overnight.
Although she or someone else allegedly deleted the original video, clips of it have nevertheless been doing the rounds, especially on Twitter, where the videos have trended throughout Monday. Mampintsha has been accused of abusing Babes before.
In a radio interview on Metro FM in May 2018, DJ Masechaba Ndlovu confronted Simelane about reports of abuse. The singer did not confirm or deny the allegations. Masechaba was called names and vilified when she outed the alleged abuse Simelane went through at the hand of Maphumulo.
UPDATE: Police have confirmed that they have still NOT arrested or even found #Mampinthsa – they say there is a warrant out for his arrest & are urging him or someone with him to come forward
— Leanne Manas (@LeanneManas) March 5, 2019
Maphumulo later responded to the allegations saying he was no saint and appeared on the same radio show asking people to pray for them as a couple.