Babes Wodumo shares emotional message to her late husband Mampintsha

In a heartbreaking audio message shared on her WhatsApp, Babes Wodumo, the renowned South African musician, has poured out her heart to her late husband, Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo, a member of the popular Kwaito group Big Nuz. The recording, captured in November 2023, captures Babes Wodumo in a state of profound grief, as she expresses her unwavering love and deep sorrow over the passing of her beloved partner.








Mampintsha, who had been Babes Wodumo’s husband and musical collaborator, tragically succumbed to complications from a stroke on December 24, 2022, leaving an indelible mark on the South African entertainment industry and the hearts of their devoted fans.

In the emotional voice message, Babes Wodumo can be heard crying while reminiscing about the cherished moments they shared, the dreams they had built together, and the profound impact Mampintsha had on her life. The message serves as a poignant testament to the enduring love and unbreakable bond that existed between the two artists, even in the face of profound loss and heartbreak“I want you to know one thing. I love you. I will always love you. I love you baby. I know you don’t like it when I cry but I love you.”

When recently celebrating the heavenly birthday of her late husband, Mampintsha, Babes took to social media to share cherished memories and reflections on their relationship. The Wololo hitmaker has been openly and profoundly grieving the loss of the father of her young son, forced to confront the harsh reality of his passing and the daunting task of navigating life as a single mother.Babes’ sister, Nondumiso Simelane, provided insight into the singer’s emotional state, revealing that she is still struggling to come to terms with Mampintsha’s death. Nondumiso shared that Babes often finds herself calling out for her beloved partner, only to be met with the painful realization that his side of the bed remains empty. The transition to sole parenting has also brought an increased burden of responsibilities, as Babes must now take on a greater share of the duties previously shared with her husband.

Despite the immense grief and challenges she faces, Nondumiso praised Babes’ resilience, noting that she has not allowed the tragedy to fundamentally change her core character. As Babes navigates this difficult chapter, she continues to draw strength from her unwavering spirit and the love and support of her family, as she strives to honor Mampintsha’s memory and provide a stable, nurturing environment for their young son.