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Babes Wodumo has Officially Dropped the Assault Charges Against Mampintsha

The troubled couple have reportedly agreed to receive relationship counselling.

South African gqom artist Babes Wodumo, real name Bongekile Simelane, has dropped the assault charges she'd laid against her boyfriend and fellow artist, Mampintsha, real name Mandla Maphumulo, according to News24. This comes after a warrant of arrest was issued by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) after the duo both failed to appear in court.


Since March, South Africans have admittedly experienced a roller coaster of emotions which has left many of them with divided opinions, particularly after Babes made a number of controversial decisions. After Mampintsha released the song "Khona Ingane Lay'ndlini" which referred to the incident of alleged abuse, Babes was later seen performing the song in a video that surfaced on social media and even went on to appear in the music video with both Mampitsha and DJ Tira.

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The NPA has confirmed that the assault charges against Mampintsha have been withdrawn. Spokesperson for the prosecuting body, Natasha Kara, said, "The matter was finalized in that the charge against Maphumulo was withdrawn. This is because both parties adhered to the ADR [mediation] process they committed to."

Babes and Mampintsha have reportedly agreed to receive relationship counselling from the Family and Marriage Society of SA (Famsa), an organization that provides counseling, education and training to South Africans facing challenges in their relationships.

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