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A great number of people have been in sorrow over the past few days as a result of the death of Mandla Maphumulo Mampintsha, a famed artist from South Africa. Since the passing of the deceased, the family of the departed, in particular, have been going through a condition of emotional anguish.

The medical records indicate that he suffered a stroke shortly before his death, which occurred a few days after he was sent to the hospital for treatment. It was a very tragic turn of events, but there is nothing else that can be done. Although many individuals, including his fellow artists, have paid tribute to him, only a small number of those people have actually visited his family to console them in their loss.

The plans for the funeral are already underway, and according to recent sources in the media, the final burial rite will take place on Friday. As an additional expression of sympathy, the national government has assured the family of Mandla Maphumulo Mampintsha that they will cover one-half of the costs associated with his funeral.

When his son called Sponge stepped in front of his obituary and started crying, it was one of the most devastating moments that occurred this afternoon, and it caused all of the people who were present at the site to shed tears.

It was a moving scene that caused everyone in the room to suddenly break down and cry their eyes out in grief. Although it is possible that he is unaware of the specifics of what is occurring, as he becomes older, he will without a doubt comprehend everything. We beseech God to provide eternal rest to his spirit and to bring the family another member who can assist them in their time of need.

Are you experiencing any strong feelings as a result of what you saw the child doing?


A memorial service will be place on Thursday, December 29, 2022, at Bishop Vusi Dube’s eThekwini Community Church in the Durban Central Business District in honor of the late award-winning musician Mandla Maphumulo, commonly known as Mampintsha.

On Friday, the funeral service for Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo, who was a member of the well-known Gqom band Big Nuz, will take place in Durban.

Before departing for the burial, his loved ones will gather at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC in Durban for a funeral procession. This will take place before they leave.

Maphumulo, who was better known to those who followed him as Shimora, passed away unexpectedly early on Saturday morning in a hospital. He had suffered a mild stroke approximately two weeks ago.

Fans of Big Nuz will get the opportunity to say their final goodbyes to him on Thursday morning during a memorial ceremony that will be held at the eThekwini Community Church.

According to a family representative named Zanele, his musician wife Bongekile Simelane, better known as Babes Wodumo, had a difficult time accepting her husband’s passing. Simelane is better known by her stage name.

The late musician was admitted to the hospital after suffering a stroke one week after performing a concert with his band, according to Zanele’s statement at the time.

In July of 2021, Maphumulo and Babes Wodumo welcomed their first child into the world.

He also made an appearance on the couple’s widely watched reality series, which goes by the name Uthando Lodumo and is currently in its second season and airs on Showmax.

Following the news of Shimora Maphumulo’s passing on Saturday, followers expressed their astonishment and condolences on social media by using the hashtag #RIPShimora.

Maphumlo made his first appearance in public in the year 2002 with the band Big Nuz. He played in the band alongside Danger and R Mashesha, who has since passed away, as well as Gallo Records.

Big Nuz was instrumental in bringing forth a new era of gqom music with the release of hit songs such as umlilo, tsege tsege, and ngeke.

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