Is Babes dating a soccer star?
Besides the abuse, there are claims that the split between Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha was caused by her new relationship
SOON after Bongekile “Babes Wodumo” Simelane, revealed on Metro FM that she and her long-time fiancé, Mampintsha, real name Mandla Maphumulo, split up, news broke that she is in a relationship with former Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper, Brilliant Khuzwayo.
BABES REVEALS SHE HAS A NEW MAN
Tongues were left wagging when during an interview with Metro FM’s drive time show host, Masechaba Ndlovu, revealed that she was aware that Babes was being physically abused by Mampintsha.
Babes then revealed that she had moved out of his Westville home and had gone back to her parents’ home in Lamontville. During the interview with Masechaba, Babes also revealed that she has a new man in her life, but did not reveal his name, only saying, “People will see soon.” Despite splitting romantically, Babes revealed that she and Mampintsha were still business partners.
IS BRILLIANT THE CAUSE OF BABES AND MAMPINTSHA'S SPLIT?
Since the interview, rumours are doing the rounds that Babes and Brilliant are allegedly an item, with photos of the pair circulating on social media.
An industry insider tells Move! that Mampintsha and Babes' troubles were caused by her alleged relationship with Brilliant. The source also reveals that Babes has a drinking problem, which made the situation worse between her and Mampintsha.
“Mampintsha has kept Babes’ bad behaviour a secret to protect her career and shield her from the media. Babes has been causing headaches for Mampintsha for a long time,” says the source. According to other sources, Brilliant is engaged to Nqobile Ndengezi, whom he has two children with. He is said to be madly in love with both women, but Babes is not bothered by this. Efforts to get hold of Mampintsha and Brilliant were unsuccessful as both their phones were off.
MANAGER DENIES RUMOURS
However, Keke Mokoena, Babes’ manager, denies that Babes is in a relationship with Brilliant and that she has a drinking problem.
“These are lies. Babes and Brilliant have been friends for a long time. They were never in a relationship. These pictures are old pictures,” says Keke. “It is sad that Babes cannot have friends because people will say she is dating the people she is seen hanging around with. Babes is human like everyone, she has friends.”
BABES AND BRILLIANT HAVE BEEN FRIENDS FOR A LONG TIME
Mampintsha is no longer the man in Babes' life
Brilliant Khuzwayo is said to be dating Babes