A touching photograph shows the late Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo gazing over his son “Sponge.”
On Friday, Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo, a member of the Gqom band Big Nuz, will be laid to rest in Durban.
His family, friends, and fans will gather at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Center in Durban in the morning for a funeral procession before proceeding to the cemetery.
On Saturday morning, two weeks after suffering a minor stroke, Maphumulo, affectionately known to his fans as Shimora, died in the hospital.
Thursday morning at the eThekwini Community Church, fans of his group, Big Nuz, will attend a memorial service to bid him farewell.
Zanele, a spokesperson for the Maphumulo family, stated that Bongekile Simelane, better known as Babes Wodumo, his musician wife, struggled to accept his death.
At that time, Zanele stated:
As stated previously, losing a loved one is a difficult experience. She has been ill for the past two days, but we are a family that believes in God. The prayers of both families, the Simelanes and the Maphumulos, have sustained and assisted her.
A week after performing with his band, the deceased musician was hospitalized with a stroke.
In July of 2021, Maphumulo and Babes Wodumo welcomed their first child.
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In addition, he appeared on the couple’s Showmax-broadcast reality show, Uthando Lodumo, which is currently in its second season.
On Saturday, in response to the news of Maphumulo’s death, social media was flooded with condolences from fans using the hashtag #RIPShimora.
His band, Big Nuz, brought Maphumlo to prominence in 2002. Gallo Records signed the band, which he, the late R Mashisha, and Danger comprised.
Big Nuz introduced hit songs such as Umlilo, Tsege Tsege, and Ngeke, ushering in a new era of gqom music.