GQom Legend Mampintsha Is Dead
South African award winning gqom music artist Mampintsha and husband of Babes Wodumo is dead.
The Big Nuz member passed away on Saturday morning being the 24th day of December, 2022 and was confirmed to the public notice by the manager of the West Ink Record label Sbu Ncube some hours after his death.
In a statement, the artist’s management said details of his passing cannot be shared with the public and that communication about funeral and memorial services would be announced in due course.
“Husband, Father, Musician and Westink CEO Mandlenkosi Mampintsha Maphumulo has diad. Details of his passing cannot be shared to the public. The family of Mandlenkosi Maphumulo aka Mampintsha as well as the Westink team has kindly requested privacy at this difficult time and will release a statement in due course.”
The 40 years old artist have been dominating the gqom space for many years now and have practically become one of the best in that genre with about 6 projects to his name and planning on releasing one in due time before the sad struck.
Record label Afrotainment released an official statement on Wednesday confirming speculation that the 40-year-old, whose real name is, Mandla Maphumulo, had been admitted to King Edward Hospital in Durban.
This after the star, who gained fame as part of musical group Big Nuz, suffered a minor stroke. It added the musician was under the supervision of doctors.
Mampintsha and Babes, real name Bongekile Simelane, have a child, known to fans as Sponge.
The pair tied the knot a year ago and their wedding was screened in a Showmax special, in addition to the reality TV show Uthando Lodumo.