South African musician, Mampintsha dies at 40

  • Mampintsha died unexpectedly.
  • Mampintsha has passed away.
South African musician, Mampintsha dies at 40
musician, Mampintsha dies at 40


Mandela Maphumulo, popularly known as Mampintsha, was a well-known musician in South Africa. He passed away on Saturday. It was revealed in a statement released this week by Maphumulo’ record company Afrotainment that the musician had been brought to the hospital following a stroke last weekend.


According to many sources from South Africa, Mampintsha was forty years old when he passed away today in a hospital.

He was a member of Gqom hit band Big Nuz and an entertainment figure, according to EnCA report.

While the family was composing a statement, a close family friend and fellow record label employee confirmed his passing.

“It is true. Unfortunately, I can’t talk at the moment. Our record label will release a statement,” the source said.


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According to Afrotainment, the celebrity had a stroke a week ago following a concert by his band, Big Nuz.

“He is currently in hospital receiving medical attention and is under doctor’ observation,” the label had in the statement.

Maphumulo, affectionately known as Shimora to his followers, was married to fellow gqom musician Bongekile Simelane, popularly known as Babes Wodumo, and they have one child who was born in July 2021.

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