Lerato Sengadi marks 4 years since HHP’s death: ‘I choose to celebrate your life’

Jabulani “HHP” Tsambo. Picture: Facebook

Jabulani “HHP” Tsambo. Picture: Facebook

Published Oct 25, 2022


Lerato Sengadi remembers her husband, hip-hop superstar Jabulani “HHP” Tsambo, four years after his death.

Sengadi took to Instagram on Monday to mark the occasion with a photograph of the couple during some of their happier moments, writing: “Angel Of Mine.

“Time flies yet it also feels like it’s standing still. Every year when this day comes I choose to celebrate ur (your) life and what you are to so many of us.”

Sengadi also thanked HHP’s fans for their continued support of the star’s music, posthumously.

“Thank you to every single person who loves & still supports Jabba. His legacy is in our hands. 🤍Motho wa Motho… you already know what it is! Ka pelo le moya! ❤️🕊🕯♾,” added Sengadi.

HHP was found dead at age 38 at his Joburg home on October 24, 2018.

The Mahikeng-born star revealed in a 2016 interview that he had been battling depression.

Sengadi confirmed that the Motswako rapper died of suicide.

“...no one has been honest enough to say that he committed suicide...It’s alleged. It’s not alleged it is what happened as a result of mental illness,” Sengadi told Eusebius Mckaiser during an interview on 702 talk radio station in 2018.

“We should be able to have that conversation honestly because these are things that happen all the time. We can’t be scared to say this person had depression or schizophrenia or whatever the mental illness is and as a result, they took their own lives,” she said.

During the interview, Sengadi highlighted the negative impact social media had on her late husband's mental health.

“Another thing that made it difficult for him was social media, especially Twitter, which is very malicious. It’s a cesspool for people who have their own self-esteem issues to almost project their insecurities or maliciousness on other people,” Sengadi said at the time.

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