Lerato Sengadi and HHP. Picture: Instagram

South African rapper Hip Hop Pantsula's wife, Lerato Sengadi, took to social media on Thursday to pay tribute to her late husband.

Her post comes a day after the 38-year-old rapper's death. The cause of his death is still unknown.

Taking to Instagram, Sengadi shared an intimate snap of herself and HHP - real name Jabulani "Jabba" Tsambo. 

In the picture, Jabba kisses Sengadi on the cheek. She smiles appreciatively as she snuggles up to his affection. Sengadi captioned the image with a crown emoji.

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It was the first social media post she shared since his passing, and fans responded with heartfelt messages of condolences.

One user wrote: "May God give you strength, Lerato. Take comfort that from God we come to Him we return". While another said: "Strength and healing to you."

Fans also expressed their own heartache over the rapper's death. "So sorry for your loss so gutted," wrote one user. "I am shook. My heart feels sore. I'm so sorry my angel," added another.