Just two days before hip-hop legend Jabulani Tsambo, also known HHP is set to laid to rest in his hometown Mahikeng, the late rapper's wife Lerato Sengadi has taken the Tsambo family to court.
According to eNCA, Sengadi filed an urgent interdict to stop the Tsambo family from proceeding with funeral arrangements.
Sengadi reportedly also wants all goods belonging to the late rapper, including hard drives taken from his studio.
#HHP’s “customary” wife Lerato heads to court to interdict the funeral service from going ahead. The remains must be released to her.
Earlier this week the family said, they will have “24hr security” at the funeral after fallout with Lerato.👀 pic.twitter.com/QtkyP7ZTeT
The ‘Go diragalang’ hitmaker passed away on Wednesday, October 24, at his Randpark Ridge home, is scheduled to be buried in Mahikeng on Saturday, November 3.
On Tuesday, October 30, Sowetan reported that the late musician’s family released a statement dismissing suggestions that Lerato is the late rapper's widow.
According to the publication, a family spokesperson said that Lerato was never married to the rapper and claimed: "she walked out on her own accord last year."
As the drama unfolds, tweeps took to the social media, weighing in on the Sengadi's court application.
How time changes. This was just in Feb. all in a space of 8 months 😭 pic.twitter.com/RaKYdcadBx
Even if lobola was paid in full but no hand over done to Tsambo family, legally she's not his wife.
Lerato Sengadi situation shows need to perfect laws around customary marriages.She was his customary wife, seperated from him when he was caught cheating. Now family denies that she is his widow while she insists she is. How do u divorce in customarily #RIPHHP #Lerato
The matter is set to be heard at the South Gauteng High Court on Friday, November 2, at 10am.