South African gqom artist Babes Wodumo, real name Bongekile Simelane was slammed on social media by fans. This comes after a short video of Babes Wodumo performing Mampintsha’s new track Khona Ingane Lay’ndlini surfaced on social media.

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The performance happened at Rich Durban, a Durban nightclub in the Springfield area. The club hosted her birthday celebrations on Thursday night.

Her supporters feel like her performing Mampintsha’s song is a slap in the face to all those who stood by her when Mampintsha assaulted her a month ago.

According to IOL, Afrotainment founder and musician DJ Tira, was also criticized by fans after he recorded himself singing to and dancing to the Mampintsha song with with one of his Afrotainment dancers in the car.

“Does Babes Wodumo take what was done to her seriously? Does she respect those who went all out to stand by her and cancel Mampintsha? Does she understand that gender based violence and femicide are a real thing? (sic),” – one Twitter user wrote on social media

Another user said: “I love Babes Wodumo but nah this ain’t it. She’s literally on her own right now! If she dies, it’s on herself and nobody else! TF?? The nerve to put us through this? I dunno how many times I sweared at Mampintsha and she goes and performs his new song at Rich. I’m so pissed! (sic).”

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