Mampintsha and Babes Wodumo have been having quite a rough patch but they’ve decided to let us in their life.
The couple has a documentary coming up which will be aired on Moja Love (DStv channel 157) on Thursday at 9.30 pm, the docu-reality show is titled Impilo.
In the first episode, Mampintsha and Babes Wodumo aims at showing the viewers that life is not always perfect when you’re a celebrity in SA. It’s full of weeping, accusations of infidelity, intoxication and bragging.
Well, if you’re to watch the docie will let you experience the queen of Gqom and her bae will be accusing each other of infidelity. There are also scenes of them swearing at – and beating – each other.
This week City Press viewed the raw footage of the first episode, hosted by rapper and TV personality Molemo “Jub Jub” Maarohanye.
Jub Jub, a friend of Babes and Mampintsha, whose real names are Bongekile Simelane and Mandla Maphumulo, respectively, gets up close and personal with the couple, who have been making the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
In the interview with Jub Jub, an emotional Mampintsha weeps uncontrollably when he talks about how people sleep with one another in the music industry. But he does not name and shame. Mampintsha also gets candid with Jub Jub as he talks about the ins and outs of the music industry.
He brags that he is the one responsible for creating the Babes brand. “When I met Babes, she was nobody and she had nothing. I invested at least R3 million. Ukugeza umuntu kuyabiza [Cleaning up someone doesn’t come cheap].”
It is evident in the episode that not a day goes by without the couple getting involved in an altercation. In the trailer Babes is heard demanding a bank card from Mampintsha. This leads to a scene in which she accuses him of infidelity and says he is having an affair with every woman he works with.
“I am tired of baby-sitting you; you even take pictures with your girlfriends. You are disrespecting me,” she says angrily.
The altercation continues. The angry Babes loses her temper and is seen throwing a drink at Mampintsha and punching him several times in his face. He doesn’t hit back.
Jub Jub tries to make peace between the two, but Babes is having none of it. The intoxicated Babes continues to hit Mampintsha and Jub Jub.