Kwaito star Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo admitted to assaulting his girlfriend Babes Wodumo but claimed that it was all in self-defence.
Mampintsha, who was also planning on laying counter assault charges yesterday, claimed a drunk Babes would often provoke him and attack him and their drivers as she got into violent fits
Moments after he was released on R2,000 bail after being charged with the assault of Bongekile “Babes Wodumo” Simelane, Mampintsha told journalists outside the Pinetown magistrate’s court yesterday that he had opened a counter case of assault against the gqom singer.
However, national police spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo denied that Mampintsha had opened a case.
His lawyer Pat Magwaza later clarified the issue. “We were at Westville police station to open a case of assault and check if my client had a case against him when police from a provincial task team came and interrupted the process.”