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Babes and Mampintsha to go for mediation over assault charge


The assault case involving Mandla ‘Mampintsha’ Maphumulo and lover Babes Wodumo took an interesting twist on Wednesday when the matter was referred to Families South African (Famsa) for mediation.

In a day of drama, Babes, real name Bongekile Simelane, made her way to the Pinetown Magistrate’s court where Mampintsha appeared on Wednesday.

State prosecutor Ndoda January told the court that an agreement for the case to be referred to Famsa had been reached by both parties.

Earlier in the day, Wodumo appeared in the Durban Magistrate’s court where she, her sister Nondumiso Simelane and artist Tipcee appeared on a separate assault charge.

The case against them was opened at the Umbilo police station following an alleged assault incident that took place at a guest house in March. The case was adjourned and referred for alternative dispute resolution (mediation) as well.

The trio will be back in court on May 31.