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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.

Here's the Latest on South African Artist Babes Wodumo's Assault Case

The NPA has confirmed that the assault charges against Mampintsha have been withdrawn.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for the prosecuting body, Natasha Kara, said, "The matter was finalized in that the charge against Maphumulo was withdrawn.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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Zakes Bantwini Set to Host South Africa's First-Ever Drive-in-Concert

South African musician Zakes Bantwini wants local artists to find new ways of performing amid COVID-19 and has set his sights on hosting the country's first ever drive-in-concert.

South African artist Zakes Bantwini, real name Zakhele Madida, is on a mission to find new ways for local artists to make a living amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. While the South African film and television industry has resumed with strict regulations in place, artists are still trying to figure out how to make a living outside of just online performances—some of which have not been paying gigs. As a result, Zakes Bantwini says that he's currently working on hosting the country's first-ever drive-in-concert.

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