How easy would it be for Mampintsha to succeed with a counter charge?

It's reported Mandla 'Mampintsha' Maphumulo is pursuing a counter-charge of assault against his girlfriend, gqom artist Bongekile 'Babes Wodumu' Semilane.

Maphumulo himself was arrested this week after a video circulated on social media showing him repeatedly slapping the singer.

READ: Mampintsha granted bail of R 2 000, no record of counter charge

Joanne Joseph spoke to Managing partner at HJW Attorneys Megan Harrington-Johnson to discuss how likely Maphumulo's case is to succeed in court.

For him to succeed with a counter claim of assault against Babes, he is going to have to meet the same evidentiery burden that she would have to meet. She obviously has video evidence in her favour, he does not.

Megan Harrington-Johnson, Managing partner - HJW Attorneys

We see this a lot in domestic violence cases... often times there are counterclaims that are filed in these type of matters.

Megan Harrington-Johnson, Managing partner - HJW Attorneys

If his claim is found to be false, Harrington-Johnson says Semilane could have a civil claim against him for malicious prosecution.

There is even a criminal charge that could be laid in respect of defeating or obstructing the course of justice if it is proven by the police and NPA that he laid these charges, if he indeed did so, with the intention of obstructing the allegations into his alleged assault of her.

Megan Harrington-Johnson, Managing partner - HJW Attorneys

Click on the link below to find out more...


This article first appeared on 702 : How easy would it be for Mampintsha to succeed with a counter charge?


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[LISTEN] 'Thabiso' opens up to Eusebius about his shame at abusing girlfriend

[LISTEN] 'Thabiso' opens up to Eusebius about his shame at abusing girlfriend

Eusebius McKaiser facilitates a debate between callers about the abuse of women and one caller opens up about being an abuser.

[LISTEN] 'Mandla is lying and is just trying to clear his name'

[LISTEN] 'Mandla is lying and is just trying to clear his name'

Maphumulo is said to be pursuing a counter charge after Simelane opened a case of assault against him this week.

Mampintsha granted bail of R 2 000, no record of counter charge

Mampintsha granted bail of R 2 000, no record of counter charge

The musician was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend and gqom artist Bongekile 'Babes Wodumo' Simelane on Sunday.

Victim blaming: An update on the Babes Wodumo case

Victim blaming: An update on the Babes Wodumo case

Since it's release, Simelane has received criticism for her decision to share the alleged abuse video via Instagram Stories.

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

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

The police confirm a suspect has been arrested, is in police custody and will appear in court shortly.

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

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

The singer's father says the matter has been handed over to the police and it is critical to let the authorities do its work.

'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] What to do if a protection order is not adhered to

[LISTEN] What to do if a protection order is not adhered to

Joanne speaks to criminal law expert Ulrich Roux.

[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
Eskom to destroy 90 000 mining jobs, warns Minerals Council SA

Eskom to destroy 90 000 mining jobs, warns Minerals Council SA

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Henk Langenhoven, Chief Economist at Minerals Council South Africa.

 Allow farmers to go off the Eskom grid and turn to solar power - Agri SA

Allow farmers to go off the Eskom grid and turn to solar power - Agri SA

Agri SA’s Nicol Jansen, explains how SA's agricultural industry could benefit if more farms were allowed to go off the Eskom grid.

NG Kerk minister condemned for showing solidarity with Christchurch victims

NG Kerk minister condemned for showing solidarity with Christchurch victims

NG Kerk dominee Riaan de Villiers says he was told he is not allowed to call Muslims our brother and sisters, and children of God.

'South African society even more unequal than under apartheid'

'South African society even more unequal than under apartheid'

Independent consultant at the Thabo Mbeki Foundation Professor Barney Pityana blames political leadership for the moral decay.

[WATCH] Chaos as suicidal SA pilot crashes plane into clubhouse

[WATCH] Chaos as suicidal SA pilot crashes plane into clubhouse

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Paramedics fear for their lives as attacks on EMS crews continue

Paramedics fear for their lives as attacks on EMS crews continue

An ambulance crew was held at gunpoint, assaulted and robbed of their belongings while on a call out in Khayelitsha.

DStv subscription price hikes for 2019

DStv subscription price hikes for 2019

MultiChoice will increase the prices of certain DStv packages from 1 April.