Durban musician, Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo has found himself at the centre of another scandal involving a fellow Gqom musician.
As reported by Times Live, Gqom singer, Ntando Duma, launched a smear campaign against Mampintsha, demanding that she be paid back some money she is allegedly owed by the Big Nuz artist.
Mampintsha team responds to Ntando Duma
According to Duma, this payment is related to her creative contributions to Babes Wodumo’s recent hit song, Jiva Phez’kombhede. Mampintsha’s team, however, has no clue what the actress-turned-singer is talking about.
Mampintsha’s manager, Lindo Buthelezi, revealed that Big Nuz star had not been confronted by Duma in person about these allegations. His team is apparently not aware of such a claim.
“At the moment I am not aware of such a debt, as I haven’t been Mampintsha’s manager for that long a period. I will however investigate and also talk to Mampintsha about it. If there is indeed a debt to be paid, we will settle it,” Buthelezi revealed.
Mampintsha’s manager confirmed that they would have to reach out to the singer to find out what the finer details of her claim are.
“I need to speak to her first because things are not always what they seem. Ntando may have not even said anything or may not have all the facts.
“The issue is most people don’t know the dynamics of music or how payments are made. For example, it may even be a Samro issue that the reports are talking about,” he added.
“He’s keeping his head down” – management
The embattled Big Nuz artist has yet to face his demons in his pending assault charge involving his former partner, Bongekile “Babes” Simelane.
The next court date has been set for 15 May, where Mampintsha is expected to appear before the judge in a case where he was caught on camera, beating Babes up.
“Mampintsha is doing fine and keeping his head down. (He’s has been) attending his appointments (with a psychologist) and just waiting for his day in court,” Buthelezi said.