Babes Wodumo, Mampintsha (Photo: Gallo Images)
Johannesburg – Responding to allegations that he abused ex-girlfriend Babes Wodumo, West Ink founder Mampintsha says that he cannot “plead absolute innocence” with regard to claims made against him.
The kwaito’s stars name came into disrepute on Friday when allegations of him physically abusing the Wololo singer were made on Metro FM’s drive show. In the interview with Masechaba Ndlovu and Mo Flava, Babes mentioned that she had split from Mampintsha. Upon further questioning, reports of abuse were brought to light, with Masechaba claiming to have insider knowledge of what Babes had endured.
“You don’t know this Babes, but I have a very close friend of mine who took you in the day Mampintsha punched you in the face and you were bleeding from the nose,” the radio presenter said in the interview, adding: “you don’t know that I know from someone else that he broke your leg.”
During the interview Babes had neither confirmed nor denied the reports.
In a statement released on Saturday, Mampintsha gave his side of the story.
“I am no saint, not do I plead absolute innocence in the claims made in that interview. I may have overeacted in a couple of incidents during our relationship with her over certain things I will not be comfortable to discuss in the public domain (sic),” the statement reads in part.
“I want to apologise to South Africa for the disappointing you and discourage other men out there who may find themselves in my situation or different one that challenge your emotional stability and restrain. No man has any right or justification to abuse a woman in any form whatseoever (sic),” he adds.
In the message the artist also goes on to say that violence in not is his character, “especially towards women.”