Durban musicians DJ Tira and Mampintsha have angered social media with the release of a song mentioning the alleged abuse of Babes Wodumo on video.
The song, which is made on thumping Gqom beats, has the former Big Nuz musician citing words spoken by Mampintsha in the video which caused shock and outrage last month
The line which has angered the public goes: “Kukhona iy’ngane la endlini”, which translates loosely to ”(behave) there are children in the house”.
These words were addressed to Bongekile Simelane, known as Babes Wodumo, who was assaulted by Mampintsha in the video.
Mampintsha admitted to assaulting Babes Wodumo last month but said he had only done so because she made him do it. He also apologised to the public and to Babes.
DJ Tira has been criticized for actively promoting the video. When the abuse video surfaced, he quickly released a statement where he told the public he did not condone the abuse of women.
Many have been left confused by DJ Tira’s video promoting the song, and they took to social media to berate the record label owner.
How is any of this normal 🙆🏾♀️ pic.twitter.com/8TtAqw1LJP
— Mbali KaShongwe Gcabashe (@MaShongwe) March 24, 2019
This entire #Mampintsha saga is exposing SA for who we truly are. We are happy to fight tooth&nail for a pig we witnessed beat up his gf 1/4 his body size. We celabrate perpetrators & support their endeavors and leave the victims of their abuse in a corner. #crymybelovedcountry
— Bongi wakwaHlaya😇🇿🇦 (@bongi1_n) March 24, 2019