In a recent interview on Metro FM, it was revealed that Mampintsha has been allegedly abusing Babes Wodumo and the musician is now telling his side of the story.
After many celebrities shared their views of the story, Mampintsha took to social media earlier to apologize to his fans and the public, saying:
"No man finds comfort in discussing his private affairs in the public domain. In particular his love affairs. It is out of respect for our supporters and the people of South Africa in general that i make a reaction to the public hysteria emanating from the interview on Metro FM in which Babes Wodumo was hosted. This interview and the revelation that I have been physically abusing her, unfortunately, occurs amidst a public outcry on the increasing incidents of violence against women and many of which in recent months has led to the killing of women by their lovers. As a public figure and a man I should be at the forefront of the campaigns against gender-based and domestic violence..."
"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. 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. Many have correctly and understandably took to social media platforms to vent their anger and disappointment after the interview."
Mampintsha went on to advice men who find themselves in similar situations to challenge their emotional stability.
"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 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. it would be great if the producers of that interview and other media outlets find equal interest and courage to research and broadcast all the women abuse cases out there whose perpetrators and victims are of no particular social standing. 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 over reacted. 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, the motive and the timing....is a matter i will leave to fate to decide its fate. everything you hear and everything you see, nothing is what it seems. out of respect for the relationship we had and for the people who supported us, i have chosen to not discuss this matter beyond this statement. ngiyaxolisa mina.UNKULUNKULU ASISIZE LESKHATHI."
See his official statement below:
Main image credit: twitter.com/@MampintshaNuz