RUSTENBURG - Late iconic motswako rapper, Jabulani Tsambo known as Hip Hop Pantsula (HHP) in music circles, was a true ambassador of the North West province, Premier Job Mokgoro said on Thursday.
"HHP was a true ambassador of the province of the North West and has left an indelible mark on the South African popular culture and music industry. May his soul rest in peace," Mokgoro said, conveying condolences, on behalf of the North West provincial government and the people of the North West, to HHP’s family, friends and colleagues.
Tsambo died on October 24, aged 38. He is survived by his wife, his parents, two sisters, his son and nephew. The family have requested privacy.
Mokgoro said that HHP was a pioneer in his music genre and made the Setswana language more fun and fashionable through his lyrics as well as putting Mahikeng and the province on the centre stage wherever he performed.
Chairperson of the North West Provincial Legislature Portfolio Committee on Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs, Boitumelo Moiloa also sent condolences to the family and friends.