After enduring the heartbreak of losing her husband to a stroke over a year ago, Babes Wodumo, the queen of Gqom music, has finally found love again.
Rumour has it that she is now in a relationship with Amapiano artist Sabelo Zuma, better known as Zuma in the industry.
The couple has been spotted together at various events, and from all appearances, their love is going strong. Babes Wodumo, whose real name is Bongekile Simelane, shot to fame with her hit song “Wololo” in 2016 and was previously married to Mandla ‘Mampintsha’ Maphumulo until his passing in December 2022.
Zuma, on the other hand, is a rising star in the music scene. With his unique blend of Amapiano and traditional Zulu music, he has quickly gained a following. He recently released his debut album, “Lazaro,” featuring collaborations with other popular artists.
The couple first sparked rumours of a romance late last year when they were seen together at a music festival. Since then, they have been inseparable, attending parties and events hand in hand. Despite facing criticism from some due to their age difference (Babes is 28 while Zuma is 25), they seem unfazed and are focused on their love for each other.
According to a source close to the couple, Zuma has been a pillar of support for Babes, helping her revive her career. While some may have questioned her decision to move on so soon after her husband’s passing, the source states, “She is young and allowed to move on with her life. She has mourned her husband for a year and now she’s ready to embrace love again.”
Babes and Zuma have chosen to keep their relationship private, not commenting on the criticism they have faced. However, they continue to share glimpses of their love with those close to them. Babes’ manager and sister, Nonduh Simelane, declined to comment on the matter.
Love knows no boundaries, and it seems that Babes Wodumo and Zuma have found solace and happiness in each other’s arms. We wish them all the best as they navigate this new chapter in their lives.