21 May MAMPINTSHA

METRO FM  |  THE DRIVE WITH MO FLAVA
1. Mampintsha’s statement on Saturday:

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SOUTH Africans have awoken to an apology from Kwaito musician
Mampintsha on Saturday following claims he had abused his ex-fiance
Babes Wodumo.
In a wordy statement published on his Facebook account on Saturday
morning, Mampintsha, whose real name is Mandla Maphumulo, said he
was not comfortable with discussing the matter in the public domain, but
admitted five things.
1 . He claims no innocence and he may have “overreacted”: “I am no
saint, nor do I plead absolute innocence in the claims made in that
interview. I may have overreacted in a couple of incidents during
our relationship with her over certain things I will not be
comfortable to discuss in the public domain.
2 . He is aware that he does not own Babes, he writes: “I fully understand
that no human being owns or is entitled to another and that every
human being is at all times at liberty to take personal decisions, do
what pleases him or her and pursue a life of his or her choosing
regardless of any commitment he or she may have with another
person or the implications and impact those may have on the other
person.
3 He understands that abuse of women is wrong: “No man has any right
or justification to abuse a woman in any form whatsoever. I know
for sure that there are many such cases happening out there that
do not get to be known because of the absence of the motive,
forces, and courage to get them known like mine. Those too must
stop”.

4 He said he is not violent in nature: “I want to assure South Africans, in
particular, our supporters that violence is not in my character,
especially towards women. Like a human being in a relationship, I
may have been overwhelmed by emotions and overreacted”.
5 He rejects that their relationship could be described as an abusive one:
“Where we come from with her, abusive wouldn't best define the
nature of our journey. We wouldn't get this far. As for the accuracy
of the abuse claims, the build-up to the interview,
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