Fans and industry colleagues paid tribute to South African musician Mampintsha at a memorial service on Thursday.

Mandla ‘Mampintsha’ Maphumulo died on Saturday, 24 December, after suffering a stroke the week before. The musician was rushed to hospital in Durban following a stage performance with hit group Big Nuz, Afrotainment announced in a statement at the time.




Mampintsha was remembered at Bishop Vusi Dube’s eThekwini Community Church in the Durban CBD on Thursday.

According to family spokesperson Zandile Maphumulo, the memorial took place in two sessions.

“The programme has two sessions – the religious one and the entertainment one,” Maphumulo told SABC News. “The first session will have prayers and the word of God, and it’s going to be religious, and the second session is what we will give to the artists – they will be doing what Mampintsha liked to do most. They will be doing whatever the artist wants to do.”

Mampintsha will then be buried after a funeral procession on Friday.

his family, friends and fans will gather at a funeral procession at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC in Durban in the morning before proceeding to the cemetery.

Following the news of his death, KwaZulu-Natal Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube sent her condolences to the family.

Mampintsha, also affectionately known to his fans as Shimora, was the leading member of Big Nuz, the popular award-winning musical group started in Umlazi township.

He also featured in a reality show, Uthando Lodumo, with his wife, Babes Wodumo, which is currently in its second season and is broadcast on Showmax.

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