Outcry as singer shows assault live

Police in South Africa were investigating on Monday after pop-star Babes Wodumo apparently broadcast live images of her being assaulted by a man, suspected to be her lover.

The country has among the highest rates of gender-based violence globally and the 38-second clip of a young woman being attacked by a shirtless man has sparked a backlash on social media.

“The national commissioner has ordered police to trace the whereabouts of Ms. Wodumo,” the police said.

Ms. Wodumo has declined requests for interviews but her team posted on her Twitter account that “we would like to thank everyone for the messages (of) support”.

She is a celebrated performer of gqom music.

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