Social media has called for the arrest of Mandla Mampintsha Maphumulo following a video of him assaulting his girlfriend and fellow musician Bongekile Babes Wodumo Simelane, went viral. In the video, recorded on Babes’ live Instagram feed, Mampintsha is seen physically assaulting her.
Image: Mampintsha IG
Celebs, government officials and the public has condemned the musician on social media through the hashtags
Social media calls for Mampintsha’s arrest. Here’s a look at what they have had to say.
Arrest Mampintsha and let him face the full might of the law. There’s no rehabilitation for sexual groomers. He is poison and he is a dangerous Male!!! The media must remove anything associated with him from rotation. Ministers must act, the system must act. No more of this shit!
— Dineo Moeketsi (@therealdineo) March 4, 2019
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Stop Booking Mampintsha
Sies maan. Women are weaker than men physically, and you are using that to your advantage. Should be ashamed of yourself.
— Ofentse Mwase?️?️??? (@unclescrooch) March 4, 2019
I’m not exactly sure what the law says, but can’t @SAPoliceService arrest Mampintsha first just because a crime was committed and there’s proof, even if Babes hasn’t pressed charges? Babes needs support to know we have her back, I hope she presses charges and leaves,And heals.
— #ThandwaNdim (@AmandaBlackSA) March 4, 2019
Mampintsha needs to be stopped. I hope they make an example out of him so every man knows that hitting a woman is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. My heart breaks for Babes. ?
— #MeetingYourPower #ERAbyDJZinhle #ZeeNation (@DJZinhle) March 4, 2019
— Vezuchiy Fanashnikov (@fanamokoena) March 4, 2019
Thank you!!!!!!! https://t.co/BpL7pkmrdO
— Rosie Motene- Pan Africanist feminist! (@RosieMotene) March 4, 2019
Women are NOT punching bags. Violence against women is unacceptable under any circumstances!!#ArrestMampintsha @BABESWODUMO @info_HiDSA #EndGBV #EndVAW @chiedzachagutah @bongin77 @RosieMotene @KuhlukaM @gali_moticoe @RueChidoori
— Joint Gender Fund (@JointGenderFund) March 4, 2019
— Clement Manyathela (@TheRealClementM) March 4, 2019
— Brian Mpofu (@BrianMpofus) March 4, 2019
What #BabesWodumo has done is a blatant cry for help. As a country we have been through a horrific week, we’ve lost #Thoriso and #Sbu to violence. Here is someone that is still alive and needs intervention of @SAPoliceService IMMEDIATELY before we lose her too. Do something now!
— Mpho Popps Modikoane (@MphoPopps) March 4, 2019
#ArrestMampintsha , that’s the only way of stopping #Mampintsha from continuing with his abuse of #BabesWodumo . If he is not arrested soon he will definitely kill her . #StopWomenAbuse #StopViolenceAgainstWomen #’StopMampintsha .
— Jackson Mthembu (@JacksonMthembu_) March 4, 2019
— Samkele Maseko (@samkelemaseko) March 4, 2019
1. We’re absolutley horrified by the actions of Musician Mapmpintsha @MampintshaNuz caught on video where he brutally abuses Internationally celebrated Artist @BABESWODUMO. We do not only condemn this senseless act but call on @BABESWODUMO to immediately press charges against him pic.twitter.com/K7W1cyO0aO
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) March 4, 2019