According to Brilliant Khuzwayo he is not dating Babes Wodumo.
The goalkeeper has denied reports of a romance between him and the gqom queen, after a picture of them holding hands made the rounds on social media, prompting speculation that Babes had moved on from her alleged abusive relationship with Mampinthsa.
Posting on Instagram, Brilliant, who is due to leave Kaizer Chiefs at the end of the season captioned the picture; “we are not dating we just friends, I think we should stop twisting things around, so what if we were holding hands so now I can’t hold my friends[sic] hand.”
He also called for an end to the speculation by asking fans to “grow with the time”.
The full post, which has since been deleted, read: “Hey guys there’s a photo of me and @babes_wodumo going around on social I would just like to set the record straight that we are not dating we just friends,I think we should stop twisting things around,so what if we were holding hands so now I can’t hold my friends hand come on guys let’s grow with the time”
Following her controversial interview on Metro FM in May, where she confirmed her and Mampintsha had broken up and she had found someone else, speculation has been mounting about who her new man could be.
While she has remained coy about his identity, rumours spread that it was the goalkeeper who stole her heart. She denied those rumours to IsiZulu newspaper Isolezwe, saying despite the two of them arriving at a music festival together, they were not an item, “does it mean that every man that I’m spotted with is my man? I also have a bodyguard named Sthe, people will say that I’m dating him.”
Babes also alleged to the same paper that Brilliant was already in a committed relationship with someone else, and had already paid lobola for her.
“How can I be in a relationship with someone who is committed?” she said, “It won’t sit well with me to hear that the love of my love who promised to marry me is in relationship with another person. I won’t hurt another woman like that.”