The body of rapper Jabulani "HHP" Tsambo arrives home in Mmabatho, Mahikeng in North West. He will be laid to rest on Saturday. Photo: ANA/Stringer

MAHIKENG - The body of the late motswako rapper Jabulani Tsambo better known as Hip Hop Pantsula (HHP) arrived at his home in Mmabatho, Mahikeng in North West on Friday.

Jabba as he was affectionately known as, arrived at the Mmabatho Unit 5 home in blaring of sirens.

Traffic officers and the fire brigade lead the procession while his fans and locals lined the street as the procession passed.

The body arrived home following the High Court in Johannesburg ruling on Friday, that his funeral could proceed in Mahikeng.

Tsambo's partner Lerato Sengadi approached the court on urgent basis in a bid to halt the funeral in Mahikeng.

She argued that she is Tsambo's customary wife and has a right to bury him, following a statement by the musicians father that Sengadi was not recognised as his late son's wife as she was never handed over to the Tsambo family in any form of a ceremony.

Judge Ratha Mokgoatleng ruled that Sengadi is the customary wife to HPP but denied her interdict to stop the funeral in Mahikeng.

The motswako founder died on October 24 2018 at his Johannesburg home aged 38, he would be laid to rest on Saturday at the heroes acres at the Mmabatho cemetery. 

The North West provincial government has afford him a civic ceremony.

North West Premier Job Mokgoro would deliver the eulogy on behalf of the provincial government at the funeral service planned to start at 7am.

The SABC television and radio station played his music to pay tribute to King Jabba. His songs from Bosso, to YBA 2 NW was pumped in the public broadcaster's station.

On Thursday, Koketso Ratlhagane from the SABC told mourners that the late king of motswako's music would be played across SABC stations. 

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African News Agency (ANA)