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

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

Friends and family have bid farewell to musician Mandla ‘Mampintsha’ Maphumulo at a funeral service currently being held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Conference Center in Durban. The funeral will be a celebration of his life.

Music pioneer and Durban kwaito artist Qgom has been credited with elevating the niche music genreand changing country dance throughout his career. At a memorial service held at the eThekwini Community Church in Durban on Thursday, his sister Khethiwe Khubeka urged her fans to dress in their bestand wear sunglasses to send the mouse off in style.

“Thank you very much for being here today. We know very well that Mandla was loved here today because of you.” He also added: “I hope we all come a lot tomorrow. I hope we all look more stylish tomorrow. “I also did my best for Shimora today.

“You know her well when he says don’t forget to wear your shades because if you do tomorrow I don’t know what you’ll do.”


Mampintsha will then be buried after a funeral procession on Friday. Per City Press, 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 broadcast on Showmax.

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