Zama Gumede Still Asking For Mampintsha. It has been a week since the funeral for the talented Gqom singer Mandla ‘Mampintsha’ Maphumulo, also known as Shimora. Reports surfaced a few days later that his mother Zama Gumede had also suffered a stroke and had been hospitalized. Because they could not afford to pay for her hospital stay at the Wentworth government hospital in Durban, their family begged the public for help with medical expenditures.
After the passing of her son Shimora, who also provided for them financially, Zama Gumede’s health suffered a serious hit. The state gave them R320 000 so they could host the Ngeke hitmaker’s burial. A new financial burden, though, has fallen upon the family.
Mampintsha’s sister, Pinky Gumede, claimed in an interview with Zimoja that their mother still asks for him and that she had to make up a lie and say he is at the airport. This is supposedly due to her less-than-ideal condition of health.
“Even now she is still asking for Mandla and I’ve had to tell her that he is at the airport,” the publication quoted Pinky. “She needs a private hospital and a psychologist to help her deal with the trauma, so she can move on. At the moment we do not have money to give her special health care and we are. appealing for help,” she continued.
They even had to assist her with walking, “We had to help her to walk. But now she is worse. The doctor says her liver has been affected and she also has been diagnosed with a stroke. But her stroke is not bad, she will not be disabled If she takes her medication. She has not been able to eat properly and that is affecting how she takes her medication.”
Even though she and her daughter-in-law made amends at his memorial service, which was conducted at the Durban International Convention Center, Zama Gumede would not hold back in criticizing Babes’ behavior. Numerous people have criticized Babes for how she conducted herself during the memorial service and funeral service. Additionally, they criticized her for how she was treating her late husband’s side women.
Zama Gumede said Babes is disrespecting her son, “One; no offence, I love Babes, she and I reunited and made peace at the funeral, but this is not how things are done” said Zamanguni Gumede to Zimoja.
“Firstly, she is not at home, she is gallivanting in the streets, drinking and partying. Two, she is not wearing traditional mourning clothes. The daughter of a pastor is not following the rules. She is doing things her own way” added Zamanguni Gumede
“I am not a very traditional person myself, and I understand people heal differently and deal with grief in their own way, but this is not right. This is painful to watch. She is disrespecting my son in a way” said Zamanguni Gumede