In an interview with TimesLive, Simalane said he’s reached his tether with his daughter’s partner and should the law not take its course and deliver justice, he’ll do it himself.
“I’m sick and tired of him (Mampintsha) and I’ve reached a point where I want to take the law into my own hands,” he was quoted saying.
He was reacting after a video of Mampintsha, real name Mandla Maphumulo, allegedly assaulting his daughter went viral on Monday morning.
“She’s stable but I’m not alright because I saw my daughter crying and Mandla is always beating my daughter. I told his father, Mr Maphumulo, to tell his son not to hit and kick and not to fight with my daughter but Mandla is keeping on hitting my daughter,” he in a separate interview with eNCA.
“I will him to go to the police station and tell the world that he is an animal. He must be charged. I want to see Mampintsha behind bars.”
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He confirmed that what happened on Sunday night wasn’t the first time Mampintsha has laid his hands on his daughter, but ultimately she usually ends up back together with him within a matter of days.
He believes that Mampintsha is using muti on his daughter.
While the SABC is reporting that Wodumo is set to lay charges against Maphumulo, it remains unconfirmed at this stage.
We would like to thank everyone for the messages support about the early morning video. unfortunately Babes can’t be able to have any interviews for now as she is still emotional about the situation. She will issue the statement on her social media platform later today
— Bongekile simelane (@BABESWODUMO) March 4, 2019
A representative for the Gqom queen took to her Twitter account on Monday to express gratitude – on behalf of Wodomo – for the overwhelming support from the public.
She said she won’t be taking any interviews at this stage, but she will be issuing a statement later today.
Meanwhile, National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole said he was shocked by the contents of the video and has ordered police to analyse “primarily to establish and verify the identities of those in the video”.
He added that a senior member of the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit had been assigned to investigate the matter. The case will be overseen by a Major-General, who is also the unit’s national head.
“Crimes against women, children and people with disabilities is one the of the priorities of the South African Police Service. Therefore, we will do everything to ensure that justice prevails when such incidents are reported to us,” said Sitole.
Abuse allegations against Maphumulo first surfaced in May last year during a live radio interview with Metro FM host Masechaba Ndlovu.
At the time Maphumulo vehemently denied the allegations and blamed enemies for “gunning to destroy our relationship”. He did, however, allude to the fact the he has, at times in the past, overreacted to situations.