The Latest Popular personality to pass on this festive season is Kenya’s Journalist Catherine Kasavuli who was reported dead, barely few hours after the death of world football Legend Pele was pronounced. South Africa’s Singer Mampintsha Died on 25th December 2022 and KBC’ Actor Gibson Gathu passed away on 22nd December 2022.
Former KBC news Anchor Catherine Kasavumbi died on 30th December 2022 after struggling with cervical cancer for many years. The Celebrated Journalist who died at Kenyatta National Hospital will be remembered for her great presentation of news at KBC and KTN televisions.
Brazilian football Legend pele, originally known as Edson Arantes do Nascimento died on December 29, 2022 at the age of 82 after battling Colon Cancer. The highly respected Greatest Of All Times maestro was the only footballer who won three World Cup titles in the history of football.
Vionja Mahakamani Actor Gibson Gathu was pronounced dead on December 22, 2022. The legend was playing a Prosecutor role in KBC Tv and had been battling diabetes and other kidney complications. The legend will be remembered for his stunning talent in the Vionja Mahakamani Drama Series.
South Africa also mourned the death of Musician Mampintsha who died on Christmas day
Mampintsha was born Mandla Maphumulo and was one of the remaining members of the award-winning kwaito group Big Nuz. He was married to Babes Wodumo (real name Bongekile Simelane).
Maphumulo told mourners he was still struggling to deal with his son’s death because he was sick for a short period of time before he passed on Christmas Eve at Durdoc Hospital after suffering from a stroke a week before. Mampintsha’s Father, Thembinkosi Maphumulo deeply mourned the death of his son whom he lamented that he was his only son.
“I’m sorry for being emotional because he was my only child and his passing still cuts deep… The way he died still pains me because he fell sick for a short period before he left us. He spoke to me during his time at hospital and assured me that he still walks with God and He still blesses him in his career. That meant a lot to me because most people would say that he lost his Christian values because of the music he was affiliated with,” said Maphumulo between taking long pauses fighting back the tears.
“God has always been with me even when I was raising him (Mampintsha). He (Mampintsha) was raised in church singing for a choir and that made him a people’s person. Wherever I went after his passing, people would give me their support and to me that meant I had raised a great man in Mampintsha,” said Maphumulo.