LISTEN | From Babes missing Mampintsha to Makhadzi scooping a BET Award — top stories of the week

05 July 2024 - 16:57
By TshisaLIVE
Gqom musician Babes Wodumo remembers her late husband.
Image: Instagram/Babes Wodumo Gqom musician Babes Wodumo remembers her late husband.

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Here's a look at some of the stories that made headlines:

Babes sends Mampintsha a voice note

Babes Wodumo has shared an emotional WhatsApp voice message to her late husband, Big Nuz member Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo, who died on December 24 2022 after complications from a stroke. The singer is heard expressing her love for Mampintsha while crying in November 2023. 

Cassper Nyovest delivers his first sermon

The award-winning rapper took to the pulpit to preach about addiction and finding one's identity in Christ at the Christian Family Church when it celebrated 30 Years of God's Covenant and Grace.

Innocent Sadiki’s R3m family home destroyed by fire

Innocent Sadiki and her family have lost everything after their R3m house in Fourways, Joburg, went up in flames on Monday afternoon. The actress took to her timeline to share a video of the incident, asking her followers to keep her and her family in their prayers.

My money is gone, says DJ Terence after scammers empty his bank account

Soul Candy’s DJ Terence, known for his Music Box compilations, claims when he recently landed at OR Tambo International Airport after a weekend gig, he started receiving notifications on his phone that money was being withdrawn from his account. 

Makhadzi borrowed money from ‘mashonisa’ to attend BET Awards

Limpopo-born singer Makhadzi revealed she borrowed money to attend the 19th annual BET Hip-Hop Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, California. She won the Viewer's Choice: Best New International Act award, beating fellow South African Tyler ICU and global artists.

Ahead of the awards show, Makhadzi shared a prayer during her sit-down on Podcast and Chill, where she revealed she borrowed money to pay for the travel expenses. In December Sunday World reported she allegedly owed the SA Revenue Service (Sars) R6.6m, which was later decreased to R2.7m — thanks to a tax consultant. Makhadzi confirmed the report, saying she was trying to pay off the debt.

“I’m going through a lot. It’s not a secret. Every money I get monthly I’m paying Sars, so I end up not having money for myself,” she said.