Babes Wodumo has lost yet another loved one
Babes Wodumo has lost yet another loved one. The Simelane family has experienced yet another catastrophe. Almost two months have passed since the passing of her spouse Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo in December 2022 due to a stroke. Zamanguni Gumede, her mother-in-law, passed away after a few weeks in the infirmary. Gqom musician Bongekile “Babes Wodumo” Simelane has now experienced a second tragic passing.
Babes Wodumo has lost yet another loved one.
On Wednesday, the Wololo singer’s family was informed of her uncle’s death. Nondumiso Simelane, Babes Wodumo’s sibling, tells ZiMoja that Mduduzi Masikane, her maternal uncle, underwent heart surgery last year.
“The operation was very successful,” she says. “So we were not expecting this to happen,”she adds. The eldest brother to their mother, Mduduzi died in his Pinetown home. “uMalume was fine yazi. He passed on at home. We thought after the heart operation he would be okay.”
Nondumiso senses that their family is under a heavy shadow. .“What have we done? uMa is not okay at all. They were very close, and she is not taking the news well. Our dad is trying to be supportive, but losing a sibling is not easy, no matter what age they were,” she says. “It’s almost like a dark cloud is hanging over our family.” Nondumiso says Babes has held back on taking bookings.
“People think that Babes is not pitching for events because she is problematic, but everything has just become too much, and she needs time out. We closed the year off badly and we are starting out badly We hope things will change.” Nondumiso adds. “We ask that people be patient and give her time.We are all mourning. She will be taking bookings again next week.” Babe’s uncle will be buried KwaMaphumulo in KwaZulu- Natal.