Babes Wodumo and her messy private life is back in the spotlight – and this time it’s her in-laws who are dragging her through the mud.
The singer and dancer is wife to music producer Mampintsha Shimora. They share a baby boy, whom they’ve nicknamed “Sponge Wodumo”.
But things aren’t looking so good on the home front for the controversial entertainer.
Days after admitting her rant against her mother-in-law was a PR stunt, Mampintsha’s family have come out to distance themselves from her altogether.
In an interview with Daily Sun, Mampintsha’s sister Pinki Gumede claimed that their family had distanced themselves from Babes Wodumo.
She said: “As Mampintsha’s family we are rejecting Babes Wodumo. She is not our makoti, but Mampintsha’s girlfriend. We want people to know she is not his legal wife”.
Pinki added that Babes had rejected their request to perform traditional marital ceremonies.
She continued: “This is because she failed to observe our tradition, which requires to bring umembeso (exchanging of gifts between the bride and groom’s families) to Mampintsha’s family. We couldn’t accept her in our family because of this failure.
“Whenever we raise the issue with her, she tells us her religion doesn’t allow her to perform or observe Zulu tradition. This confused us because she knows Mampintsha is a Zulu man who observes traditions. She has repeatedly proven that she does not want to be part of this family. For this reason, we’ll never put inyongo (cow gall) on her and we are rejecting her”
And Mampintsha’s mother Zama Gumede – who was a subject of an angry rant by her daughter-in-law earlier this month, reiterated: “I want nothing to do with Babes Wodumo”.
It’s not just Mampintsha’s family who is rejecting Babes Wodumo, her manager has dumped her as well!
Keke Mokoena told Daily Sun: “I guess my managing style is not compatible with her as an artist”.