Babes Wodumo is suing Durban socialite Tha Simelane for his claim that she took cocaine during an online chat between them.
During an interview that has since gone viral, Babes broke down emotionally after Tha claimed that she was taking drugs after seemingly wiping her nose.
“Babes won’t change. She took cocaine in front of everyone,” Simelane said.
Confirming the legal case against Tha, Wodumo’s lawyer, Ayanda Mngadi of Ayanda Shazi & Associates, said: “Yes, I can confirm that we have received instructions from our client to take action. It is a civil case of defamation.
Explaining her reason for filing the defamation suit, Wodumo said Tha’s actions had been harmful to her brand and loved ones.
“That hurtful statement was damaging to my brand, and my entire family was left broken. So, we decided with my manager to take action against Tha.”
After the interview, Wodumo’s management denied allegations of drug use, although they admitted that she had been intoxicated during the interview.
“Babes is okay. The only thing you saw and she also admitted to was that she was busy drinking. She has her Savanna or whatever. She even said during the live, ‘Ey guys I am drinking.’ But there was no cocaine, that’s it,” said PR manager and sister Nondumiso Simelane.
Tha has claimed that he has tried to apologise to Wodumo but has been rebuffed. Telly Africa