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[PHOTOS]: Popular Musician Dies Of Stroke Aged 40

Popular South African musician, Mandla ‘Mampintsha’ Maphumulo has died.

Bestnewsnet reports that Mampintsha suffered a stroke a week ago after a performance with his band, Big Nuz. The ailment caused his death on Saturday. He was aged 40.

West Ink Records manager Sbu Ncube confirmed Mampintsha’s demise.

In a statement, the artist’s management said details of his passing cannot be shared with the public and that communication about funeral and memorial services would be announced in due course.

Late Mampintsha was a producer and musician, who was a member of the Big Nuz band made up of Mzi ‘Danger’ Tshomela and the late Sbusiso ‘R Mashesha’ Khoma. He founded the well-known kwaito group in 2002.

He was well known for his hit songs such as Joburg and Ngeke. Together with the group, they had released seven albums together. The group recently made a comeback and had plans to name their new album after the late group member, R Mashesha.

By Adeola Bodunrin

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