Last updated on Jan 28th, 2021 at 12:00 am
Mampintsha’s lawyer has taken steps to clear the confusion after a video of an incident involving his client went viral
This all took place at a Cubana club in Pietermaritzburg this weekend.
The West Ink boss was captured on video as he attempted to enter the night club but was apparently blocked by fans who protested his presence.
Mampintsha is not the most popular man in South Africa right now after he was videoed attacking his on-and-off girlfriend, Babes Wodumo at the beginning of March. He is due to appear in court for this very matter but it appears that some won’t allow him to await his court date in peace.
On Sunday morning, a video of Mampintsha emerged on the timeline and in the short clip you could see dozens of fans arguing with the musician and letting it be known that he was not welcome at the venue.
This appeared to be a great moment of mob justice in the battle against gender-based-violence as it showed that South Africans are willing to take a collective stand against abusers.
Unfortunately, the video only told us part of the story:
Wow my People 😂 so yall Throwed out Mampintsha From Cubana lounge and prevented him from performing 😂
— Gordon Ramaphosa (@Biophonik1) March 17, 2019
For the rest of the story, we’ve had to wait for further clarification fro Mampintsha’s lawyer. We first realised that there was more to this incident when multiple eyewitnesses confirmed that they had seen Mampintsha performing in the club several moments later.
His lawyer, Pat Magwaza, revealed that any reports of Mampintsha being chased away from any venue are misleading
He clarified: “People were displaying love and were happy to see him. It was not that people were chasing him out or he was not being allowed in. It is total lies. There is a lot of emotions. He was just there to have a good time. He was not booked. He had performed at another club before and past Cubana. They had some drinks and left,”
This latest incident has only served in providing Mampintsha with even more damage to repair in the public space. The house and gqom artist issued a desperate apology on Friday, urging his fans and friends to stay by his side.
He wrote on Instagram: “South Africa, I’m sorry! I know many of you don’t want to hear it kodwa from the bottom of my heart I would like to send my deepest and humblest apologies. I have been in a shell from the time of the incident till today because I am beyond shameful and disappointed in myself for allowing my emotions to get the better of me.
“Ngicela ningixolele lento eyenzeka uSathane and till today angaz kwenzeka kanjani (Please forgive me, what happened was evil and I don’t even know how it happened)”
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