South African Musician Mampintsha Dies at 40: Cause of Death Explained


South African musician Mampintsha of the successful group Big Nuz passed away earlier today. Read on to learn how did Mampintsha die, what happened to him, and what was the cause of his death.

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The 40-year-old was hospitalized last week after suffering a stroke. Tributes have emerged for the late musician as fans are mourning the loss of the talented personality.

Who was Mampintsha?

Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo was a South African musician and TV personality. Born in 1982 in Umlazi, Mampintsha was a member of the Big Nuz band which also consisted of Mzi “Danger” Tshomela and the Sbusiso “R Mashesha” Khoma.

The trio founded the widely popular kwaito group in 2002. Mampintsha was a highly acclaimed producer and musician for the band. He also appeared on the reality show Uthando Lodumo alongside his wife Babes Wodumo, real name Bongekile Simelane.

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The second season of the show was released in September in which the couple was seen working on their marriage. The first season featured their star-studded wedding celebrations and the anticipation of their first child fondly known as “Sponge.”

Mampintsha is also known for his hit songs like Joburg and Ngeke. He released seven albums with the group “Big Nuz.” They recently made a comeback and were planning to name their upcoming album after the late group member R Mashesha.

How did Mampintsha die?

South African star Mampintsha died on Saturday, December 24, 2022. He was hospitalized last week after suffering a stroke and his condition didn’t recover. The saddening news of his death was announced by the record label Afrotainment.

“It is with great sadness that we share the news of the untimely passing of multi-award-winning artist, Mampinstsha,” Afrotainment announced in a statement.

SAMRO (South African Music Rights Organization) also confirmed the news in an emotional statement.

“The Southern African Music Rights Organisation confirmed the musician’s death on Twitter: “In memory of Big Nuz group member Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo, SAMRO sends heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and industry colleagues. Mampintsha will always be remembered for his immense contribution to the South African music industry,” SAMRO wrote in the post.

Mampintsha’s wife Babes Wodumo and West Ink Records manager Sbu Ncube also confirmed the tragic news.

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Mampintsha dead at 40: What was the cause of his death?

Big Nuz member Mampintsha died this Saturday at the very young age of 40. He was hospitalized last week after suffering a stroke. For context, Damage to the brain from interruption of its blood supply is known as Stroke.

A stroke is a medical emergency. Following that, Mampintsha was rushed to the hospital and admitted there. Unfortunately, he passed away after battling for his health. The doctors couldn’t save his life despite all his efforts.

If you are wondering what was the cause of Mampintsha’s death, then it’s a stroke.

Tributes for Big Nuz’s Mampintsha Surface Online

Following his sudden death, tributes for Mampintsha have appeared online. Social media platforms are full of fans and friends sharing emotional messages and prayers for the late musician.


Mampintsha Funeral Arrangements and Obituary

The statement from Afrotainment that broke the news of Mampintsha’s death confirmed that the funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced later. An obituary for Mampintsha is also awaited at this time.

He is survived by his wife and his child. Our heart goes out to them.

We’d like to extend our condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased. May God let the departed soul rest in peace.



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