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Mampintsha has Been Arrested for Assaulting South African Artist Babes Wodumo

Mampintsha was seen beating Babes Wodumo on Instagram Live.

Babes Wodumo, real name Bongekile Simelane, filed assault charges yesterday against Mampintsha, real name Mandla Maphumulo, after he beat her and the assault was recorded on Instagram Live. Babes is currently in hospital receiving treatment.


According the the national police spokesperson Vishnu Naidoo: "The suspect in the Babes Wodumo assault case has been arrested and is currently in police custody."

Mampintsha's abuse of Babes Wodumo has been known to the public since last year after being exposed in a controversial radio interview by host Masechaba Ndlovu. Mampintsha, who is supposedly retired from music, was a part of the South African kwaito group Big Nuz.

South Africans were outraged following the viral video of him assaulting Babes Wodumo and demanded that he be arrested. This particular incident has again brought to the fore the conversation around abusive male South African artists and how their actions often go unchecked.

READ: Op-Ed: South Africans Are Fine With Muting R Kelly But Not Their Own Problematic Male Artists

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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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