Mampintsha’s family ‘trying to cope’ ahead of memorial and funeral services
Gqom musician Mampintsha's life will be commemorated in a memorial service set to be held on Thursday at the eThekwini Community Church (ECC).
The 40-year-old's funeral service will follow on Friday at the ICC in Durban.
The veteran musician, real name Mandla Maphumulo, died in a Durban hospital at the weekend.
He had been admitted to King Edward Hospital in Durban for treatment after he suffered a minor stroke.
Afrotainment said Mampintsha was later transferred to Durdoc Hospital in Durban Central.
Though he does not see the Simelane and Maphumulo family daily, West Ink Records manager Sbu Ncube said the family are taking it one day at a time.
West Ink Records released a statement confirming his passing.
“Husband, father, musician and West Ink CEO Mandlenkosi Mampintsha Maphumulo has died.”
The artist's management said details of his passing could not be shared with the public.
“Details of his passing cannot be shared with the public. The family of Mandlenkosi Maphumolo, aka Mampintsha, as well as the West Ink team has kindly requested privacy at this difficult time and will release a statement in due course.”
Mampintsha gained fame as part of the musical group Big Nuz.
It had two members after the man who completed the trio, R Mashesha, died in August 2017.
The remaining members recently reunited and released a song, Ngeke. The group is survived by Danger, real name Mzi Tshomela.
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