- Babes and Mampinsha are allegedly back together and Mzansi is shook
- POWA has urged the people of Mzansi not to give up on Babes
- Sometimes all an abused woman needs is support
The couple is causing major waves with their fans. Mandla "Mampitsha" Maphumulo and his partner, Bongekile "Babes Wodumo" Simelane, are once again an item. This has many South Africans enraged and they are threatening to boycott the artists.
A live video of Mampintsha hitting Babes was posted on Instagram earlier year this by Babes herself. Babes opened an assault case against Mampintsha, who in turn laid charges of assault against Babes.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Mampintsha has said that he will be dropping the charges and has apologised to Babes for hitting her. Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Mampintsha stated that they were back together and that their love was so much stronger than a mere fight.
The Babes team has not acknowledged that the duo is back together. A music video with Mampintsha also features Babes in it. Stories of Mampintsha have been posted by Babes on Instagram with heart emoticons attached to them.
A court-appointed mediation was agreed to by the couple this week.
All that has emerged over the past couple of weeks has gotten many South Africans angered.
Itumeleng Moloko, who is the counselling manager at People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA) passed a comment that the best way to help those in an abusive relationship is to continue to offer help and support.
Moloko said that it is challenging to witness someone you love returning and staying in the abusive environment they are in. No matter how much you offer help, it is always up to the person to make the final choice. In so many cases, manipulation and power dynamics play a huge part and more often than not, the victim is too afraid to leave or just does not have the courage.
She went on to say that family and friends should offer the encouragement the victim needs and stay away from shaming them. Having said that, Moloko states that there have to be boundaries in order for one not to be drawn into the situation!
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