Durban magistrate, Jackie Jonck, gave Qqom star, Babes Wodumo, a mouthful after she said car troubles delayed her court appearance again this morning, Wednesday, 24 April.
Due to the Simelane sisters' failure to arrive on time, the common assault charge against Babes Wodumo (who’s real name is Bongekile Simelane), her sister Nondumiso Simelane and artist Tipcee (who’s real name is Thobeka Ndaba) was temporarily stood down.
A warrant of arrest was issued to the Simelane sisters previously when they failed to make their first court appearance. They blamed their absence on car troubles back then too.
When they finally arrived, Jonck scolded Wodumo and said, "If your car is unreliable, take an Uber or a Taxify. This is the last time this court will indulge you. Next time I will cancel your bail and keep you in custody."
Tipcee also received a tongue lashing from Jonck after she casually strolled into the Durban Magistrates court with an "attitude".
"Do you want to wait the whole day? You are not on the stage, drop your attitude," said Jonck.
The magistrate also asked the trio's lawyer, Sandile Shoba, if Tipcee was under the influence as she was fidgeting in the dock.
But when Shoba confronted Tipcee in public, she claimed she was "totally sober".
The trio was accused of assault durin an incident that took place at a guesthouse in Umbilo in March. The complainant, who remains unnamed, claims the three women attacked her.
They are expected to appear in court for their pre-trial on 16 May.
After the case, the trio took snaps for the media. Check out a short video clip below.
Just over two weeks ago, Briefly.co.za reported that Babes Wodumo's manager and sister, Nondumiso Simelane, had blamed a late-night gig and car problems for their failure to pitch in court.
Briefly.co.za learnt that the Durban Magistrate's Court issued warrants of arrest for all three women.
Speaking to TimesLive, Nondumiso said that they had a late show on that Thursday night and had car issues, so they were unable to honour their appearance. She said that their phones were off and her lawyer had been unable to reach them.
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