The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says Bongekile ‘Babes Wodumo’ Simelane and her sister have been fined R1,000 or 30 days in jail each after failing to appear in court on assault charges.
The Durban Magistrates Court also found the singer and her sister Nondumiso guilty of contempt of court.
This comes after the pair failed to show up in a Durban court on Friday to face assault charges. Simelane and Nondumiso are accused of attacking a woman in the Durban suburb of Umbilo last month.
On Friday, the NPA issued a warrant of arrest for the music star after she was a no-show in court.
Simelane and her sister were arrested on Monday and appeared in the Durban Magistrates Court, where they were ordered to pay a fine or face jail time.
Fans of the star have since taken to social media to share concerns about her well-being and future in the music industry.
— Simphiwe makhanya (@Simphiw31908044) April 8, 2019
Babes Wodumo needs new management and people around her. Move her from Durban if need be. Else 5 years from now we won’t even remember she ever existed
— WaarWasJyPj (@RedDevilPJ) April 8, 2019
Babes wodumo career down the drain
— Bongani king B Kenke (@King_BongzK) April 8, 2019
Babes Wodumo must surround herself with a different crowd,otherwise her music career will be destroyed. She must protect her talent and guard it with her life.
— Duke Valentino (@SirDavid_Dashe) April 8, 2019
Musically I think babes wodumo is done , im jus saying pic.twitter.com/2TxVaBMB0y
— yo big bro (@lucky_thedon1) April 5, 2019
The Democratic Alliance also took to Twitter to weigh in on the saga. Their punches were directed at the NPA for alleged failure to hold accountable ANC members who have been implicated in corruption.
Despite evidence of corruption, including many criminal cases opened by the DA – not one implicated official in the ANC has been held accountable for the theft of public money.
Meanwhile the NPA wasted no time in taking action against Babes Wodumo…https://t.co/jQfZNe9pmW
— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) April 8, 2019