Big Nuz lost member 'Mampintsha' a day before Xmas.


Mampintsha, gqom musician and husband of Babes Wodumo, has died at the age of 40.

The star died on Saturday morning, just a day before Christmas. 

RIP: Big Nuz member Mampintsha has died at 40

West Ink Records manager Sbu Ncube confirmed  the news of his demise to TshisaLIVE.

In a statement released by the artist's management, details of his passing cannot be shared with the public and that communication about funeral and memorial services would be announced in due course.

Statement from WestInk about Mampintsha's death. 

Record label Afrotainment released an official statement on Wednesday confirming speculation that the 40-year-old, whose real name is, Mandla Maphumulo, had been admitted to King Edward Hospital in Durban.

This is made known after the star, who gained fame as part of musical group Big Nuz, suffered a minor stroke. It added the musician was under the supervision of doctors.

Mampintsha and Babe, real name Bongekile Simelane, have a child, known to fans as Sponge.

The duo got married a year ago and their wedding was screened in a Showmax special, in addition to the reality TV show Uthando Lodumo.

May his gentle soul find peace with the lord.