South African singer, Babes Wodumo was seen being beaten by her boyfriend, Mampintsha during a live video.
The ‘Wololo’ singer can be heard crying in the video after being hit.
Babes had been recording an Instagram live video with her fans at the time of the incident. The video has since gone viral and is trending on Twitter.
It’s not the first time Mampintsha has been accused of assaulting the ‘Queen of Gqom’.
Babes was confronted about rumours that Mampintsha was allegedly violent towards her during a live radio interview in May 2018.
Mampintsha denied the abuse claims.
Babes and Mampintsha are yet to comment on her Instagram live video.
Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has urged Babes to press charges against Mampintsha.
“We’re absolutely horrified by the actions of Musician Mampintsha @MampintshaNuz caught on video where he brutally abuses internationally celebrated Artist @BABESWODUMO. We do not only condemn this senseless act but call on @BABESWODUMO to immediately press charges against him,” the minister tweeted.
Warning: This video may upset sensitive viewers.
Just now on Instagram this live broadcast of Mampintsha beating Babes Wodumo😳 pic.twitter.com/IwfHWOiST8
— Naturena Has Fallen 🤧 (@Zakhele) March 3, 2019
Many people have taken to social media to slam Mampintsha.
Mampintsha needs to be stopped. I hope they make an example out of him so every man knows that hitting a woman is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. My heart breaks for Babes. 💔
— #MeetingYourPower #ERAbyDJZinhle #ZeeNation (@DJZinhle) March 4, 2019
I really wanna see what the cops are gonna do now that there's hard evidence that the whole country is watching. My guess is NOTHING. I have lost all confidence in our police and our justice system.
— R.M Phoolo (@casspernyovest) March 4, 2019
Never going to a gig with #Mampintsha on the line up. We need to hit these fucks were it hurts the most . In the pocket! if we boycott, promoters won't book him, he won't get air play and it'll hit him where it hurts. Trash ass piece of weak ass nigga
— Wolf Of Maude Street (@TP_Toes10) March 4, 2019
We did not need proof to believe Babe's was being abused, we knew the first stories were true but she stayed with #Mampintsha ✋but asikho lapho rn☝…She recorded this evidence for a reason now
SHE NEEDS HELP FROM US! We need to step up for her & be her support☝Not judge her!
— ZHēNCLARE•Org™ (@TheRealZeeNkosi) March 4, 2019