Gqom singer, Babes Wodumo, failed to appear at the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court this morning, Tuesday, 11 June, for her assault case against Mampintsha.
Babes Wodumo, who is the complainant in the case, was expected to present herself before court after the pair was referred to Families SA (Famsa) for mediation during Mampintsha’s last court appearance.
According to TshisaLive, state prosecutor, Ndoda January, told the court that Bongekile Simelane (popularly known as Babes Wodumo), was ill, but did not indicate what was wrong with her.
Here is a short video clip that journalist Jackie Clausen shared on Twitter. Mampintsha and his lawyer, Pay Magwaza, addressed the media outside the court. Magwaza spoke about the mediation sessions, saying the court case was postponed to 9 July pending more mediation sessions.
Mampintsha handed himself over to police in March after Babes opened a case of assault against him, soon after a live video was posted to her Instagram account. The video showed a man slapping her.
Babes and Mampintsha are expected to continue their mediation sessions to complete the assessment. The matter will return to court on 9 July.
About a month ago, Briefly.co.za reported that Babes Wodumo's brief appearance in the Durban Magistrate's Court was followed by her dancing as the assault case against her was delayed. She then dashed off to support him in his court appearance.
South African Gqom musician, Babes Wodumo, appeared in the Durban Magistrate's Court, but it didn't take long. Babes' assault case was quickly delayed until 30 May, and the singer danced in celebration outside the courtroom.
She then took off to support Mampintsha in his own court case, according to TimesLIVE. Babes wanted to tell the judge that she and Mampintsha have agreed to have relationship counselling.
Meanwhile, about two weeks ago, Briefly.co.za reported that Babes Wodumo did a happy dance after the assault charge against her, her sister (and manager) and musician, Tipcee, was withdrawn. The four women reached an agreement and the case is now resolved.
Babes Wodumo started her weekend on a high note as the assault charges against her, her sister and fellow musician, Tipcee, were withdrawn, according to IOL.
The woman who laid charges of assault against the trio, Nelisiwe Zondi, has withdrawn her case. Babes and co. were accused of attacking Nelisiwe in a Durban guesthouse about two months ago.
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