South Africans are in shock after seeing the video of a famous 24-year-old female singer, a star in her home country, being repeatedly beaten by what appears to be her boyfriend on Instagram live.
Miss Bongekile Simelane, known by her stage name Babes Wodumo, was chatting with her fans when her boyfriend walks in and slaps her repeatedly. The woman can be heard crying as he beats her.
By now, the South African Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has released a statement, saying: “1. We’re absolutley [sic] horrified by the actions of Musician Mapmpintsha caught on video where he brutally abuses Internationally celebrated Artist Babes Wodumo”
“We do not only condemn this senseless act but call on Babes Wodumo to immediately press charges against him.”
Ms Wodumo appeared in the Black Panther movie and is a major pop star in South Africa.