Babes Wodumo's dad tells media the Kwaito star is going through a difficult time

[BREAKING] 'The suspect in the Babes Wodumo case has been arrested' Saps

The family of Kwaito star Babes Wodumu held a press briefing this morning where the family expressed their gratitude to the South Africans, law enforcement and medical staff for their support.

This follows a video of the Kwaito star, making the rounds on social media showing her allegedly being assaulted by her long-term boyfriend, Mandla Maphumulo, popularly known as Mampintsha.

READ MORE: Video allegedly showing Mampintsha beating Babes Wodumo creates outrage

According to Wodumo's father, Reverend Welcome Simelane, a charge has been laid at the Westville police station.

The father addressed the media today accompanied by Babes' mother. They thanked South Africans through this difficult time and to also give an update about their daughter. He said that Babes is not doing well and that she is going through a difficult time.

Kgomotso Modise, Reporter - EWN

They also touch on the fact that Babes will be honouring her appointments as she should and she will be answering the calls when its made, but for now, she is going through a difficult time.

Kgomotso Modise, Reporter - EWN

Reverend Simelane added that since the matter has been handed over to the police, it is critical to let the authorities do their work, reports Modise.

click below to listen to the full interview:


This article first appeared on 702 : Babes Wodumo's dad tells media the Kwaito star is going through a difficult time


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Zimbabwe bans foreign currency

Zimbabwe bans foreign currency

Newsday Zimbabwe senior reporter Blessed Mhlanga says most of the people in Zimbabwe do not have access to the US dollar.

Lanxess workers remain underground, want alleged sex-for-jobs captain suspended

Lanxess workers remain underground, want alleged sex-for-jobs captain suspended

Numsa spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola‏ says the union failed to reach an agreement with mine management.

Is Fikile Mbalula the man to get Cape Town's trains back on track?

Is Fikile Mbalula the man to get Cape Town's trains back on track?

The Minister of Transport on Tuesday experienced first-hand some of the frustrations of train commuters in Cape Town.

'Mmusi's tweet is grandstanding and popularism ahead of election, says Eusebius

'Mmusi's tweet is grandstanding and popularism ahead of election, says Eusebius

Eusebius McKaiser shares his views on the DA leader's Mmusi Maimane's tweet about Mampintsha's alleged assault on Babes Wodumo.

'I want the world to know that Mandla was using my daughter for his own gain'

'I want the world to know that Mandla was using my daughter for his own gain'

Reverend Mbongeni Simelane says it has been a difficult time for his family after the abuse of Bongekile 'Babes Wodumo' surfaced.

[LISTEN] Unclear whether Babes Wodumo has laid a charge against Mampintsha

[LISTEN] Unclear whether Babes Wodumo has laid a charge against Mampintsha

A video in which musician Mandla 'Mampintsha' Maphumulo is seen slapping the artist more than once has gone viral.

Popular articles
Investec gives staff unlimited leave days and freedom to wear what they want

Investec gives staff unlimited leave days and freedom to wear what they want

The bank rewards innovation with substantial bonuses and pays according to output not hours at work, says Lesley-Anne Gatter.

How to never-ever fall prey to ID theft… and info about a free service if you do

How to never-ever fall prey to ID theft… and info about a free service if you do

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Manie van Schalkwyk, Executive Director at The South African Fraud Prevention Service.

We've technologist on record saying she'll not treat patients - Discovery Health

We've technologist on record saying she'll not treat patients - Discovery Health

CEO Dr Broomberg has rubbished reports that a KwaZulu-Natal patient died after the company stopped payments.

What NOT to do at the scene of a road accident

What NOT to do at the scene of a road accident

Western Cape traffic chief Kenny Africa explains what you should do if you're the first responder at the scene of an accident.

'Zindzi's comments were racist and have nothing to do with the Mandela name'

'Zindzi's comments were racist and have nothing to do with the Mandela name'

ANC veteran Mavuso Msimang says South African ambassador to Denmark should be held accountable for her tweets.

Cape Town man found alive in eSwatini, believed dead for 6 years

Cape Town man found alive in eSwatini, believed dead for 6 years

His family believed he had died and performed a memorial service for him but now they are struggling to get him back home.

Public Protector has now become a "rogue unit", says Judge Kriegler

Public Protector has now become a "rogue unit", says Judge Kriegler

Busisiwe Mkhwebane is reportedly probing President Cyril Ramaphosa for alleged money laundering to the tune of R400m.

Gauteng waitress gets R18,000 tip for 'amazing service'

Gauteng waitress gets R18,000 tip for 'amazing service'

A waitress at The Beerhouse in Fourways who received the generous donation wants to finish her matric and become a paramedic.

[WATCH] Looks like 'Mabena' found his way to Sona and Mzansi had a good chuckle

[WATCH] Looks like 'Mabena' found his way to Sona and Mzansi had a good chuckle

The name Mabena has become synonymous with out of step and clumsy soldiers, and it seems one made an appearance at Parliament.