'A part of me misses your father' — Babes Wodumo pens emotional letter to her son on his birthday

19 June 2023 - 09:47
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Bongekile 'Babes Wodumo' Simelane celebrates her sons birthday.
Bongekile 'Babes Wodumo' Simelane celebrates her sons birthday.
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Babes Wodumo penned an emotional message to her son, who she shared with the late Big Nuz member Mampintsha.

Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo died on December 24 after a stroke. 

In celebration of Sponge's birthday, the gqom star took to her timeline sharing images of him and penning a heartfelt note. 

The Wololo hit maker spoke of how hard it was for her to celebrate her son's birthday because it reminded her of her late husband. 

Read the full post below:

“Kuthathe sikhathi to write something for you cause I’m in mixed emotions namhlanje (today). It's your birthday today a part of me misses ubaba wakho cause I know for sure this day was his favourite day, it was special . Even though you share the same birthday month but on this day both our lives changed forever we’re now parents to a precious boy.

“My Sponge, what I guarantee you is this journey isn't going to be easy nhlobo (at all). I mean kwawena young as you are but every time you’d hear your dads old voice notes or music you shout “ubaba”. Uyamkhomba ngisho umbona ezithombeni (you point him out in pictures) because that’s the kind of effect he had on us, it’s hard to forget him.

“This day is a joyous day cause it reminds me that I became a mom but also emotional cause you won’t hear your dad wish you a happy birthday again.

“Your dad used to call you “mastende umnikazi westezi” nendlela ayejabule ngayo (the way he used to be happy) on your birthday it was like he knew ngeke asaba khona (he wouldn't be around) for the next one. Khula mfana wami ube indoda (grow up and become a man) and uhlezi wazi mina noBaba wakho (always know me and your father) love you so much. Happy birthday Nhlanhla Hlelolenkosi Maphumulo happy birthday Zikode wami.” 

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