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Mampintsha arrested for assaulting Babes Wodumo

Police confirmed the arrest on Tuesday, adding that he will appear in court soon.

Former couple Mandla 'Mampintsha' Maphumulo and Bongekile 'Babes Wodumo' Simelane. Picture: @MampintshaNUZ/Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - Mandla Maphumulo, who is better known as Mampintsha, has been arrested for assaulting his girlfriend Bongekile Simelane, popularly known as Babes Wodumo.

Police confirmed the arrest on Tuesday, adding that he will appear in court soon.

Simelane reported the attack, which was streamed live on her Instagram account, to Durban police on Monday.

Her parents gave a briefing on Tuesday, thanking South Africans for their support, saying that she was not doing well.

In a briefing on Tuesday, Simelane's parents said she's not doing well after the ordeal, but they confirmed she'll be honouring her appointments.

The police's Vishnu Naidoo said Mampintsha has been charged with assault.

“The suspect that is wanted in connection of the alleged assault on Babes Wodumo has been arrested and is currently in police custody. We are in the process of processing him and taking him to court soon.”

(Edited by Mihlali Ntsabo)

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