Mampintsha, a member of the famous band Big Nuz, passed away recently. He was 40.
It has been reported that the musician from South Africa passed away on Saturday after having suffered a stroke the previous week. After performing with Big Nuz, the 40-year-old was hospitalized a week later.
Afrotainment released a statement on Thursday announcing he had been admitted to the hospital. The Durban Durdoc Hospital is where he has been admitted.
“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.”
The death of Mampintsha has been verified by his wife, Bongekile Simelane, also known as Babes Wodumo. Now, fans are curious to know about his wife, children, and how much money did he worth.
Know About Mampintsha’s Wife, Babes Wodumo
Despite the fact that Mampintsha has apparently dated other women in the past, his relationship with “Wololo” hitmaker Bongekile Simelane, better known as Babes Wodumo, is by far the most well-known and controversial of his life. In 2021, the couple tied the knot and their wedding was shown in a Showmax special and on the reality TV show Uthando Lodumo. This year, the pair welcomed a child together.
Those who have followed the couple’s tumultuous relationship over the years, from girlfriend and boyfriend to husband and wife, feel really bad for Babes after her husband’s death.
What Is Mampintsha’s Net Worth?
Mampintsha had built up a large fortune through his work as a musician and producer. Mampintsha’s net worth was estimated to be $400,000 US dollars. Also, Mampintsha’s salary was between $45 and $52 thousand.
Mampintsha is best known for his role in Big Nuz, a trio group. Mandla Maphumulo (aka Mampintsha), Mzi (aka Danger), and Sbu got together to make music as Big Nuz in 2002. In Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, they grew up together as brothers. The name of the group comes from the first letters of the license plates of all cars registered in Umrazi.
Maphumulo was known for songs like “Joburg” and “Ngeke” which were big hits.
People Are Paying Tribute To Mampintsha Following His Death
The Southern African Music Rights Organisation announced on Twitter that the musician had died: “Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo was a member of the group Big Nuz. SAMRO sends condolences to his family, friends, and industry colleagues in memory of him. Mampintsha’s huge contributions to the South African music industry will always be remembered.”
One fan wrote on Twitter, “Askies baba ka Sponge! RIP Shimora, you were a colourful and vibrant character, always with the big hits! Condolences to your wife, family, friends and fans!”
“Big Nuz has made us dance and enjoy the best of Durban kwaito for over 15 years. They gave it their all. And Mampintsha was right at the centre of that. RIP Shimora. What a legend!” tweeted another fan.