Celeb Twitter Round-Up: Babes Wodumo Lifts Lid on Mampintsha’s Death
The pain of losing someone you love is not something that can fade away easily. Just ask Babes Wodumo, who has lifted the lid on sharing her last moments with her late husband, Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo.
Last year, Mampintsha passed away at the age of 40 after suffering a fatal stroke on Christmas Eve. He is survived by Wodumo – whom he married in 2020, although their relationship was chock full of ups and downs – and their two-year-old son, Sponge.
Most recently, the Gqom songstress hopped onto Instagram Live. There, she tearfully recounted what went down on the day Mampintsha died:
“When I arrived [at the hospital], they had covered him with something white that had a zip,” she is heard explaining, describing the body bag in which her husband had been wrapped. “I said to them, ‘My man can’t breathe’; they unzipped the bag.
“I was there, feeling like I was losing my mind. My sister was there, Icebolethu Funerals was also there. I slept for two hours … For two hours, I lay on his chest. After two hours, they took him. I left with them and I kept telling them, ‘You’re hurting him.’ I was not in the right state of mind. I kept looking for cameras, thinking it was all just a prank.”
Brrrr. Chilling stuff. And heartbreaking, too.
Over on Twitter, peeps were sympathetic towards Wodumo, and they hoped and prayed that she’ll find ways to heal, including getting professional help:
While others rallied her to find peace, they also lamented the fact that her career, as well as her physical health and mental health – which have seemingly declined, plus have been subjected to intense scrutiny, criticism and concerned commentary, in the last 11 months – is due to Mampintsha’s influence.
What’s more, they also brought up the fact that Mampintsha allegedly abused her in the past (which, if you folks recall, saw them hashing out their issues in court not too long ago):
All jokes aside for a hot minute: different people deal with grief in different ways, and while it’s easy for us to dictate how Wodumo should seek help, it’s ultimately up to the “Wololo” hitmaker herself to take the step in finding the best outlet for her grief, whether it be via Instagram or some other medium. That, and she needs to do so at her own pace.
In any case, here’s hoping she’ll find the strength to move forward and reclaim her former glory.
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