[UPDATE] Warrant of arrest issued for Babes Wodumo

It’s understood the musician was due to appear in court earlier on Friday along with two other suspects; they’re accused of assaulting a Durban woman last month.

Bongekile 'Babes Wodumo' Simelane. Twitter/@BABESWODUMO

JOHANNESBURG – The Durban Magistrates Court has issued a warrant of arrest for music star Bongekile ‘Babes Wodumo’ Simelane.

It’s understood the musician was due to appear in court earlier on Friday along with two other suspects; they’re accused of assaulting a Durban woman last month.

It’s believed the alleged assault took place just a day after Babes Wodumo was attacked on camera by her long-time partner Mandla Maphumulo, popularly known as Mampintsha.

The National Prosecuting Authority’s Natasha Ramkisson said Simelane failed to show up for her court appearance on Friday which has now resulted in the warrant for her arrest.

While the details behind her no-show are still unclear, police are now on the lookout for the musician who’s fans have vowed to defend her until the end.