Mute Mampintsha movement gains momentum following violent video footage
We need to mute Mampintsha and stand up against domestic violence.
Now more than ever are we realising our power as the audience and consumer in standing up against the injustices of the entertainment industry, with even more momentum coming from the backing of influential celebrities. A harrowing Instagram video has emerged showing Mampintsha hitting and shouting at his long-time girlfriend and fellow SA artist Babes Wodumo in a hotel room while she whimpers and cries.
Now fellow SA artists and other industry players are turning their back on Mampintsha, real name Mandla Maphumulo.
Yesterday DJ Tira said Babes was safe and checked into a hotel.
“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.
“It is extremely wrong. My heart is really sad for Babes Wodumo and no woman should have to go through this, he added.”
Mute to rebuke
Across all board, celebrities are taking a stand.
Rapper Cassper Nyovest shared: “I don’t understand men who beat women. That sh** just does not make sense!!!!! F***ing Pigs!!!!”
Boity Thulo, Musician and TV personality, tweeted: “Can we please not have any radio station inviting Mampintsha for ‘his side of the story’. He can share his side on a prison community radio station.
DJ Zinhle wrote: “Mampintsha needs to be stopped. I hope they make an example out of him so every man knows that hitting a woman is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. My heart breaks for Babes.”
President of South African Music Promoters Association China Mpololo said they were taking a stand and were not going to support all women abusers.
“As promoters’ association, we are totally against women abuse and will never support abusers. It cannot be that when things of this nature occur we begin to debate about it. I don’t entertain this thing of two sides of the story because it gives no one a leverage to assault another party. “
Mampintsha is claiming self-defence and is due back in court on May 15.
The mute Mampintsha movement is gaining momentum as we rise up against domestic violence.
Just now on Instagram this live broadcast of Mampintsha beating Babes Wodumo😳 pic.twitter.com/IwfHWOiST8
— Zakhele Mtolo (@Zakhele) 3 March 2019