Babes Wodumo is safe in a hotel – DJ Tira, he also tells his side of what really happened

Babes Wodumo is safe and has booked herself into a hotel following her assault, at the hands of her boyfriend Mampintsha.

This was confirmed by music collaborator DJ Tira who on Monday condemned the assault.

On Monday, a video emerged showing a man, who appears to be Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo of Big Nuz fame, assaulting Babes Wodumo, real name Bongekile Simelane. The assault was captured on an Instagram live recording.

“She is OK. She is booked in at an accommodation she normally books into when she wants to be alone and away from Mampintsha,” said DJ Tira who is close to both Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha.

He said he was saddened by the event, especially at a time when the country is fighting the issue of domestic abuse.

“It is extremely wrong,” said DJ Tira. “My heart is really sad for Babes Wodumo and no woman should have to go through this. For those who know me you know that I have never, and would never, enable abuse.”

DJ Tira said he became aware of Babes Wodumo’s abuse following her interview on Metro FM in May last year. DJ Masechaba Ndlovu confronted her about her rumoured abuse at the hands of Mampintsha.  The interview garnered a lot of attention and mixed reactions.

Watch: Sad! Mampintsha beats up Babes Wodumo once again; here is what happened

DJ Tira said he became aware of the abuse at a time when his record label Afrotainment was trying to revive its relationship with both Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha.

The ANC Women’s League in Gauteng has called for Mampintsha’s arrest and said it was angered by the video.

“The video is with bad taste and we are calling for action. We encourage Babes Wodumo to open up a case with SAPS and justice must take its course,” the league said in a statement on Monday.

“We are calling the law-abiding citizens and his fellow musicians to isolate the perpetrator Mampintsha, so that we fight and defeat this monster called gender-based Violence in our community.”

The ANC in the province said it was “enraged at the abhorrent violent attack” on Babes Wodumo.

“Violence against women and children continues to plague our society on a daily basis and requires the firm hand of the law to be meted against perpetrators. We urge Babes Wodumo to lay charges against her abuser.”

Watch: Sad! Mampintsha beats up Babes Wodumo once again; here is what happened


  1. I hope Babes Wodumo come to her senses and does the right thing. I Hope and pray God guides and strengthen her in this trying time.its really sad,really sad.

  2. We live in a very fucked up society where women camouflage under the word “abuse” when they want to destroy us and what we have worked for all our lives. Babes Wodumo should just respect herself and get it through her skull that you don’t go around destroying peoples careers and expect us to pity for you. Only a sick and some kind of a witch that would go live while having a heated argument with a partner. Shimora lost the temper and he should only attend anger management classes, that’s all. Couples do fight, I’m not saying it’s ok but lovers do engage in heated arguments which result in unplanned actions. Being a celebrity should not cloud our judgments. Shimora keep on blessing me with good music and great vibes. Qina nkabi yakithi, I hope you will not end up like Bonginkosi Dlamini aka Zola 7.

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