Thokozani ‘L’vovo Derrango’ Ndlovu, a Durban-based musician, expressed regret that he was unable to attend Mampintsha’s funeral due to a stroke.
L’vovo made headlines in December when he was hospitalized due to a stroke on the day Mampintsha died.
Mampintsha had a stroke during a performance and died after being admitted to Durdoc Hospital in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal.
According to ZiMoja, L’vovo was released from the hospital on Friday, December 30, and was unable to attend his friend’s funeral.
The singer also reveals that he was with late Big Nuz member Mampintsha on the night he died.
“I went to go see him in the hospital on Thursday night. He was not okay, we believed that he would recover. I speak to Danger every day.
“So, I spoke to him during the funeral. Mampintsha knows that I would have loved to be at his funeral. But due to my condition, I watched it from the hospital.
“But I will visit his grave after I have fully recovered. When I went to perform on Friday, after being with him on Thursday made me feel weak.”
L’vovo also tells Zimoja that he was attacked by a sharp pain in his left arm and that he lost feeling on his left side.
On December 23, 2022, he suffered a stroke while performing at the Ndwendwe Music Festival. He was about to take the stage when he learned of Mampintsha’s death.
“I was about to go on stage and his death just triggered me. I performed but got the attack before my second last song. I couldn’t feel my left side and I asked them If I could rest for a bit. I have high blood pressure and I have not been taking my medication the way I was supposed to.”
“I know now not to rush to have too many gigs. I live better and take care of myself, especially with my condition. “They gave me directions to avoid salty foods and a lot of meat. I was told which fruits to eat and what to avoid and obviously less alcohol.”
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