Babes Wodumo’s mother-in-law-Zamanguni Gumede has passed on. Images via Twitter @Thelazychef_za

RIP: Babes Wodumo blamed for Mampintsha’s mom’s death

Following the death of her late husband’s mother, Zamanguni Gumede, some tweeps have blamed Babes for her death and said she did not listen.


Babes Wodumo’s mother-in-law-Zamanguni Gumede has passed on. Images via Twitter @Thelazychef_za

Self-proclaimed Gqom queen Bongekile “Babes Wodumo” Simelane has received some tongue lashing after it was announced that her mother-in-law Zamanguni Gumede has passed on.

Tweeps believe worsened Zamanguni’s illness after the passing of her son by not following tradition and mourning Mampintsha as expected. Zamanguni spoke to Zimoja early this month and expressed her unhappiness after she saw videos of Babes trending on the internet for dancing and performing at nightclubs just days after her son’s funeral.

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Tweeps are not holding back after it was announced that Babes Wodumo’s mother-in-law Zamanguni Gumede passed on after suffering a minor stroke at Wentworth hospital on Sunday night 16 January.

Some have said that she must be happy now that her mother-in-law has passed on because she also allegedly failed to settle her hospital fees.

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@_Sabelo_Ngubane wrote: “Although she was devastated about Mampintsha’s passing but I feel that Babes worsened the situation by her behavior not to mourn for Mampintsha. This is so sad”.

@Mdavu20 wrote: “uBabes unesandla ekufeni kwakhe a mother will always have a soft spot for her son lamasimba enziwa u Babes amhkukumezile lomama”.

@smith_tshepi wrote: “Babes Wodumo gave Mampintsha’s mom stress with her recent behaviour. I hope she’s happy now”.

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@talent4realz wrote: “Babes wodumo said she was faking her sickness and refused to help Mampintsha’s mom. I hope she is happy now!”

@MaabuleM wrote: “I’m glad Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha’s mom had made peace before she passed on. Those who blame Babes for the death are fools to the core. How is Babes responsible for anything? The mother was sick and got more sicker when Mampintsha died. Leave Babes alone… She’s also hurting”.

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According to Mampintsha’s sister Pinki Maphumulo, their mother, Zamanguni was fine during the day when they visited her, she was even making jokes and everyone was laughing.

Barely a day later, Pinki says the hospital then called her back because her mother had asked to see them but when she arrived at the hospital she was already surrounded by doctors in drips.

Mampintsha’s tragic death has left his family in a financial state. Image via Twitter @Fresh_Trends

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“…She told me she was old and that she was leaving. She asked if everyone was around, and I said yes. She wanted to see Sponge, Mampintsha’s son and I told her he was not around. I could see the sadness in her eyes, but she did not say anything. She gave us her blessings and we spent a bit of time with her. We then left. At about 10:00 pm I received a call informing me that she’s dead,” continued Pinki.

Pinki also told the publication that she was not coping with the deaths of her brother and mother, “I am definitely not coping, it’s a double sword for me. I lost two important people within a space of three weeks. But what makes things even harder is that we were not financially prepared for this. As far as policies are concerned, Mampintsha took care of everything. We were still trying to get things in order, but I guess the time was not on our side”.

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