Fans of the late kwaito icon Mandla Maphumulo, better known as Mampintsha, have come in their numbers to attend his memorial service held at the eThekwini Community Church in the Durban CBD.
The artist’s memorial service is open to the public to give everyone a chance to pay their respects.
The 40-year-old Mamphintsha passed away in a hospital last weekend. He leaves behind his wife Babes Wodumo and a child. His fans say they will not only miss the icon for his music but also for his bubbly nature and carefree spirit.
“I will miss Mamphitsha for his band, his music, I was his biggest fan. I am not well since he left. I was also a dancer, his dance moves inspired me. I had a dream that one day I will be part of his dancers., says one fan. He was the kind of a person that was able to crack jokes and his jokes were healing. His dance moves. As a youth, we were really inspired by him. We looked up to him, we have lost a great icon”, a fan explains. “I will remember him for his bubbly nature. He had vibes and we will miss him”, another fan says.
VIDEO | Mampintsha’s memorial service
Thembinkosi Maphumulo, the father of the late musician, says he is still trying to come to terms with the death of his son. Addressing mourners, celebrities and dignitaries at Mampintsha’s memorial service in Durban, Maphumulo says he’d hoped that his son would recover.
“It pains me even now thinking about how…