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UWC cancels Mampintsha’s concert booked for May

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In the wake of the assault charges against Mandla Maphumulo, known as Mampintsha, the University of the Western Cape (UWC) has cancelled a West Ink Records concert scheduled for May.

On Monday, 4 March 2019, Political Analysis reported on the alleged physical assault suffered by Bongekile Simelane, known as Babes Wodumo, at the hands of her lover and manager Mandla Maphumulo, known as Mampintsha. On Tuesday, 5 March 2019, Babes Wodumo opened a case of assault against Mampintsha, where he was subsequently arrested and bailed out on the same day.

In the midst of these developments, the University of the Western Cape has cancelled a show that was booked for May under West Ink Records, Mampintsha’s entertainment company. The University was considering an application from Mampintsha’s company to use the Sports Stadium for an event that was due to take place on 4 May 2019.

The University issued a statement via its official Twitter page, refusing to be linked with an event organised by Mampintsha’s company.

“After much consultation and deliberation with key stakeholders, the management of the University of the Western Cape has taken the decision to decline the application… by West Ink Production to use the University’s Sports Stadium,” read part of the statement.

“However, developments at the weekend have put the application in a different light. A charge of assault has been laid against Mandla Maphumulo, also known as Mampintsha. While the University respects due process and the rule of law, it cannot in good conscience allow an event to take place on its campus involving an individual who has been implicated in an incident of gender-based violence,” the statement continued.

Abenathi Gqomo
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