This Is Why Mampintsha’s Family Has Rejected Babes Wodumo’s Status As Makoti
Early this year, Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha made headlines after they said ‘I do’.
However, it appears a storm has been brewing and Babes Wodumo’s in-laws have disowned the star, real name Sibongile Simelane, as their makoti.
They accuse Babes Wodumo of ignoring the Zulu tradition.
As quoted by Elegance7, Mampintsha’s sister, Pinki Gumede, said the Gumede clan has decided to distance themselves from Mampintsha’s wife.
“As Mampintsha’s family we are rejecting Babes Wodumo. She’s not our makoti, but is Mampintsha’s girlfriend. We want people to know that she’s not Mampintsha’s legal wife.
“This is because she failed to observe our tradition, which requires her 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,” said Pinki.
She said they have tried to reach out to Babes about this, but she wasn’t interested. She alleged that Babes says her religion does not allow her to perform or observe Zulu tradition.
Babe Wodumo’s mother-in-law Zama Gumede has also said she wants nothing to do with the star.
“In fact, she’s got nothing to do with Mampintsha’s mother or the Gumedes because her husband, Mampintsha, doesn’t belong there.
As you can see, Mampintsha is a Maphumulo not a Gumede. This means Babes has to listen to the Maphumulos and not the Gumedes. Fortunately, the Maphumulos are Christians and don’t observe any of the Zulu culture,” said Nondumiso.