Mandla "Mampintsha" Maphumulo opened a counter-case of assault against Babes Wodumo and said he was defending himself. However, if it is found that Mampintsha's charge is false, he could be prosecuted for defeating the ends of justice and malicious prosecution.
The dramatic events around Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha continue to drag on after the Kwaito musician was seen in a video physically attacking her.
Mampintsha was arrested on 5 March for assaulting Babes, but he opened a counter-charge against her, saying that he struck her in self-defence.
According to Mampintsha, he was defending himself against Babes, who he claims was drunk and violent.
However, if it is found that he lied and falsely opened the counter-case, he could face prosecution for defeating the ends of justice and malicious prosecution.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Mampinthsa claims he was peacefully sleeping when a drunken Babes attacked him.
She is the one that attacked me, ask anyone – she becomes very violent when she is drunk.
News24 reported that it is not uncommon in SA for alleged perpetrators of gender-based violence to open counter-assault cases.
The police will now have to investigate both cases and determine what really happened.
Mzansi is not impressed with the news that Mampintsha opened a counter case, and took to social media to express their disbelief:
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