"It doesn't negate or take away from the fact that Mampintsha is abusive. We all know that on average, a woman will try to leave an abusive relationship seven times before she eventually leaves for good," Ncube pointed out.
"A lot of things happen during the period of wanting to forgive, move on and wanting to hold your abuser responsible. I don't think it's fair for society to continuously badger and shame Babes for possibly wanting to drop charges or wanting to make music with Mampintsha still.
"There is a lot of psychological and emotional trauma that comes with being in an abusive relationship. Unfortunately, one of them is wanting to forgive and reconcile with your abuser," Ncube said.
He said even if Babes dropped the charges, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) should still continue with the case.
"At the end of the day it's a violation of someone's right. It's a criminal offence to assault someone," she said.
KwaZulu-Natal NPA spokesperson Natasha Ramkisson-Kara said the NPA had not been notified of any intention by Babes to withdraw the charges against Mampintsha.
"We haven't heard anything to that effect. The matter is set down for this week in the Pinetown magistrate's court. Once we get to court, we will hear that intention, but as far as we are concerned nothing has come to our attention."
Asked if the NPA would still move forward with the case if Babes wanted to drop the charges, Ramkisson-Kara said: "One will have to see what the matters of the case are. It depends on the charges, the severity of the charges, etc. So ideally I will hate to comment until we see [if] there is [a] case or not," she said.