Big Nuz member Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo has died after he suffered a minor stroke earlier this week. The 40-year-old was hospitalised a week after he returned from a performance with Big Nuz.
On Thursday, Afrotainment issued a statement confirming the news of him being hospitalied. He was admitted at the Durdoc Hospital in Durban.
A source close to Mampintsha’s wife, Bongekile Simelane, popularly known as Babes Wodumo, confirmed the news of his passing.
Mampintsha was a producer and musician, who was a member of the Big Nuz band made up of Mzi “Danger” Tshomela and the late Sbusiso “R Mashesha” Khoma. He founded the well-known kwaito group in 2002.
He was well-known for his hit songs such as Joburg and Ngeke. Together with the group, they released seven albums. The group recently made a come-back and had plans to name their new album after the late group member, R Mashesha.
Funeral details have not yet been finalised.
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