Babes Wodumo mourns Zama Gumede’s death


Babes Wodumo mourns her mother-in-law, Zama Gumede who died on Sunday night, 15th of January, at the Wentworth Government Hospital.

While mourning the death of her husband, Mandla Mampintsha Maphumlo, the singer took to Facebook to mourn the 64-year-old.

“RIP Gogo Ka sponge ungikhonzele kumnyeni Wami. lala kahle Magumede,” which translates to, “Rest in peace Sponge’s grandmother. Send my regards to my husband. Rest well MaGumede.”

Babes Wodumo and Zama buried the hatchet before the gogo died.

Speaking to Daily Sun, Mandla’s sister, Pinky Gumede detailed her final moment with Zama.

“Now that she’s gone, I can see that she wanted to bid farewell to us. 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 and she did not say anything. She gave us her blessing and we spent some time with her. We then left. At about 10h00 I received a call informing me that she is dead.”

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