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Update: Babes Wodumo has reportedly laid charges against Mampintsha for the incident that was captured live on Instagram.
A live Instagram video from South African singer Babes Wodumo sparked outrage on Twitter when it showed her being slapped around by her boyfriend Mampintsha, another local musician.
Though the video has since disappeared, it was recorded by many fans who have since shared the footage on YouTube and Twitter.
Since the incident, Babes’ supporters flooded Twitter with calls for Mampintsha’s arrest.
At least six Mampintsha-related hashtags also began trending Monday morning, including #fuckmampintsha, #mampintshaistrash, and #arrestmampintsha.
South African musicians also rallied together to call out his actions, including Reason and DJ Zinhle.
Government officials and political leaders also joined the Twitter conversation. Arts and culture minister Nathi Mthethwa called for Wodumo to press charges.
“Babes must be protected she was courageous to expose this monster clearly he is used to beating her up,” wrote former police minister Fikile Mbalula.
Though many believe that the star recorded the video as a cry for help, she has not yet addressed the matter. Additionally, Mampintsha has yet to issue a statement.
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