January 10, 2023

Mampintsha's mom in hospital after being also hit by a stroke

Mampintsha's mom has also been hit by a stroke

Since her son's death, Mampintsha's mother has not been well. Zamanguni Gumede's health started deteriorating before her son's death and she has since become worse, unable to speak and walk since her son's death.

Mampintsha's mom has also suffered a stroke


When Mampintsha was first hospitalised with a stroke,Zama's family says she could not cope with the thought of losing her son.Speaking to ZiMoja, Mampintsha's sister Pinky Gumede says her mother is currently in the hospital getting medical care. "Ever since her husband died in 2016, she hasn't been okay, she had liver complications, but she is now worse.When Mandla died she wasn't even drinking alcohol anymore. I needed to remove her from the house to the hospital because too many visitors were coming in and out of the house, some with condolences and some with bad intentions,' Pinky says. "She is not taking Mandla's death well. She started feeling ill before him but got worse when he was first admitted into the hospital,' Pinky adds. When she heard the news of her death, she became even more ill. "Doctors gave her a drip and then discharged her,' Pinky says it was hard for her to even attend the memorial service and funeral. "We had to help her to walk. But now she is worse. The doctor says her liver has been affected and she also has been diagnosed with a stroke. But her stroke is not bad, she will not be disabled If she takes her medication. She has not been able to eat properly and that is affecting how she takes her medication.' Pinky says Mampintsha's death hit her hard. "Even now she is still asking for Mandla and I've had to tell her that he is at the airport. She didn't have diabetes or high blood pressure, nothing.She was fit and even worked out. But this is hard. She needs a private hospital and a psychologist to help her deal with the trauma, so she can move on. At the moment we do not have money to give her special health care and we are. appealing for help,' Pinky adds.


 Since Mampintsha's death, Pinky says they have been afraid to ask Babes Wodumo's family for help. "They called us to go to the mortuary when he died, but they did not allow us to see his body. Instead, there were police officers with big guns, and that affected uMa. Not being able to see her son's body has led her not to accept, which is why we are here now,' Pinky says."I am even scared to ask them for help. It is costing me more than R140 to travel to the hospital every day to see uMa and I am running out of funds. I heard that the Simelane family knows that she is in hospital, but I am afraid of being the one that calls them and be as though I am harassing them. I don't know what we have done to them. We are not greedy people; I just want her to be okay so she can deal with her son's death. Even the new teeth that Mandla put on her are starting to rot and the doctor needs to remove them, but he can't because we don't have money. I just wanted her to see his body, so she can move on. She keeps asking for Mandla,' Pinky adding that should anyone want to donate they should do so to:SC Bhengu Capitec Acc: 1304420092


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