South African music artist Mandla Maphumulo, better known as Mampintsha, has died at the age of 40. Mampintsha was a producer and musician, and a member of the South African Kwaito band Big Nuz.
According to reports by ENCA, the musician died on Saturday after suffering a stroke last week.
The music label Afrotainment confirmed the news in a statement published on social media.
The statement said:
“It is with great sadness that we share the news of the untimely passing of multi-award-winning artist, Mampinstsha. Born Mandla Maphumulo from Umlazi, KZN of Big Naz fame passed away on 24 December.”
Details regarding the funeral and memorial service would be confirmed, the statement said.
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Mampitsha was married to the South African singer Babes Wodumo. As seen on their reality show, “Uthando Lodumo,” the couple had been working on their marriage and welcomed their first child in July 2021.
Viewers of the couple’s reality show got a front-row seat to their star-studded wedding celebration, lobola negotiations, and the countdown to the arrival of their first child, who they affectionately nicknamed “Sponge.”
Our deepest condolences go to Mampitsha’s family and friends during this time.
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Picture: Mampintsha / Facebook