A sickening video clip is doing the rounds on social media showing South African musician Babes Wodumo receiving blows and slaps from her boyfriend DJ Mampintsha.
Just now on Instagram this live broadcast of Mampintsha beating Babes Wodumo😳 pic.twitter.com/IwfHWOiST8
— Zakhele Mtolo (@Zakhele) March 3, 2019
Perhaps inspired by the certainty that her boyfriend would hit her, Wodumo placed her smartphone strategically to capture the act Monday morning.
The video shows shirtless Mampintsha approaching Wodumo in the bedroom, where he rains punches on her.
South African media say Wodumo was heard asking the DJ why he was assaulting her.
It remains unclear what led to DJ Mampintsha’s violent outburst.
South Africans took to social media to push for the arrest of the disc jockey.
The country’s minister for arts and culture, Nathi Mthethwa, condemned the attack on Wodumo, urging the victim to lodge a legal complaint against DJ Mampintsha.
“We are absolutely horrified by the actions of Mapmpintsha 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,” said the minister on Twitter Monday.
South African media report that this is not the first time the DJ is battering his partner.
In 2018, it was revealed during an interview on Metro FM that Wodumo had split with Mampintsha following allegations he had repeatedly clobbered her.
Wodumo did not confirm or deny the claims and days later, Mampintsha responded to the allegations, saying he may have “overreacted in a couple of incidents” while neither refuting nor admitting to the abuse claims.
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