Three weeks after Mampintsha’s passing, his mom has died

January 16, 2023 0 By Cypher9ja



After the sudden passing of musician Mandla ‘Mampintsha’ Maphumulo aged 40 over three weeks ago, his family has suffered another loss,  that of his mother Zamanguni Gumede. 

It was reported on Monday morning last week that Gumede illness had worsened after her son’s death.  

Health condition worsened

Gumede passed away aged 64 on Sunday evening at Westworth Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal after suffering a short illness.

The Daily Sun reported that Mampintsha’s sister, Pinki Gumede, had visited their mother hours before her death and told the publication that her mom seemed “fine”. 

“She was even telling us jokes and we were all laughing. So, when I left her, she was in high spirits and I really thought she was getting better,” she said. 

She was informed to visit her mom in the hospital hours later including requesting to see her grandson Sponge, Pinki added in her converation with Daily Sun.

Sponge is the son of the late Mampintsha and his wife Bongekile Simelane popularly known as Babes Wodumo. Pinki was able to say her goodbyes, as she was informed of Zamanguni Gumede’s death around 10pm on Sunday.

Pinki described her mother’s health as a concern before Mampintsha’s passing and after he died, her condition worsened. 

“I am definitely not coping, it’s a double sword for me. I lost two important people within a space of three weeks.”

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Mampintsha’s funeral

That last time Gumede was seen in public was during the Big Nuz founder’s funeral. The musician passed away after suffering a minor stroke a week prior on Christmas Eve.

His funeral at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban occurred on 30 December and was attended by family, friends and fans.

The KwaZulu-Natal government announced it had decided it would be assisting with the burial of Mampintsha.

Fans watching the service noted that Gumede seemed to have a pattern of arriving late to important events, recalling her late arrival at his wedding and his memorial service.

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Compiled by Sandisiwe Mbhele, additional reporting by Kaunda Selisho