The funeral arrangements for Mampintsha’s mother Zamanguni Gumede (64) are underway.
The memorial service will be held on Friday, 20 January, at KwaMashu L Hall in Durban, KZN.
She will be laid to rest on Saturday, 21 January, after a service held at the same hall.
A spokeswoman for the Gumede family, Balungile Gumede said: “The funeral and memorial service will take place here at KwaMashu because she lived most of her life here. Her neighbours and friends are here. She was a people’s person, so we’re expecting a lot of people.”
“We decided to hold the memorial service in the afternoon because we want to accommodate everyone. We also understand that some people may not be able to attend the actual funeral due to work and other commitments. So this is a chance for everyone to come and bid her farewell,” she continued.
Zamanguni passed away on Sunday night, 15 January.
She died at Wentworth Hospital after a long illness.
Zamanguni and her son Mampintsha died 21 days apart.
Pinky Gumede told Daily Sun that her mother never accepted her son’s death.
By Wednesday, 18 January, Babes Wodumo had not visited her in-laws but she was communicating with them.
“She has contacted us. She even assured us that she and Sponge will be attending the funeral,” said another family member, Zamaswazi Gumede.
Babes Wodumo’s sister and manager Nondumiso Simelane also confirmed that they would be visiting the Gumedes.
“I contacted the Gumedes asking to bring Sponge. They had no problem with our request. Unfortunately, I cannot reveal everything because this is a family matter. But I can assure you that Babes and Sponge will be attending the funeral,” said Nondumiso.
On Wednesday, Big Nuz member and Mampintsha’s friend, Mzingisi “Danger” Tshomela, visited the Gumedes with lots of groceries.
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