Last updated on Jun 10th, 2021 at 05:02 pm

While live on the radio, Mampintsha got down on one knee and asked his long-time girlfriend Babes Wodumo, to marry him. The Gqom queen said a big “YES” to his proposal…

Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha’s relationship has taken so many twists and turns over the past few years that it’s been difficult to predict what would happen next. Which is why, on Thursday afternoon when Mampintsha surprised her with a spontaneous marriage proposal, the entire country was taken aback.

The on-and-off lovers are now engaged to be married and it’s fair to say that the country has mixed feelings towards their new relationship status. 

In the heat of the moment 

It was just another Thursday afternoon in Mzansi, and Mampinstha and Babes (real names Mandla Maphumulo and Bongekile Simelane) were on their media duties, promoting their newest music releases. Although they have had a rocky few years, the lovers appeared to be reunited and more importantly, focused on making music together once again. 

They made their way to Durban-based radio station Gagasi FM for an interview but nobody could have expected the turn of events that was about to take place. During an interview with DJ Warras and Nomalanga Shozi, Mampintsha paused the QnA session to share a more personal address – directed at his longtime lover, Babes Wodumo. 

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He confessed in isiZulu, “We have been together for a long time, I think it is time” before he got down on one knee, took out a box from his pocket and unveiled a diamond wedding ring. None of us, not least Babes herself, saw this coming and the Gqom muso gushed with delight as she accepted his proposal.

Watch how it all played out below: 



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