South Africans awoke to disturbing news of a viral video that had done the rounds overnight, allegedly depicting Mampitsha abusing his partner Gqom queen Babes Wodumo.

Mthethwa didn’t mince his words in a tweet on Monday morning expressing his outrage over the video.

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“We are absolutely horrified by the actions of musician Mampintsha caught on video, where he brutally abuses internationally celebrated artist Babes Wodumo. We do not only condemn this senseless act, but call on Babes Wodumo to immediately press charges against him,” Mthethwa tweeted.

It remains unclear at this stage what caused the altercation, but Wodumo posted a live Instagram video broadcasting the alleged abuse.

This is not the first time Mampitsha has been accused of laying a hand on Wodumo.

Last year, allegations of abuse first emerged during a radio interview with Metro FM’s Masechaba Ndlovu. The pair enjoyed a tumultuous relationship that involved breaking up and getting back together.

The pair are understood to be living together in Westville, Durban.

Mampintsha has never publicly owned up to the allegations, but he has alluded to the fact that he may have “overreacted” on a couple of occasions.

Twitter users were overwhelmingly in support of Wodumo and Mthethwa’s calls for justice to be served.