Court to decide Jabba’s burial- how unfortunate

Fighting tooth and nail. Common law wife Lerato Sengadi at court, remains adamant that she’s the rightful spouse thus has to decide the burial of Jabba, and all that he owned.

AS THINGS stand we’re at court’s mercy to decide the funeral burial of Motswako star HHP born Jabulani Tsambo.

This follows a legal wrangle between common law wife Lerato Sengadi and her in-laws.

The Tsambo family has rejected Sengadi’s claims that she is the rightful spouse of HHP, claiming that the lobola negotiations flopped after she left HHP.

As legal routes are sought between the parties, allegations of drug addiction and cheating have also surfaced with some labeling this a form of spitefulness.

Not only does she demand to have his remains handed over to her, but this week she instructed the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (Samro) to stop paying any money due to HHP’s family.

“I cannot allow people who did not even feel for him or care for him to make decisions regarding Jabba’s final destination,” she says.

Sengadi has made it clear she will stop at nothing to get things her way.

She wants her father-in-law to hand over the keys to their Randpark Ridge matrimonial home as well as HHP’s identity document and death certificate.

She also demands all hard drives taken from HHP’s studio by the family.

“As Jabba’s customary wife, it is my right to make the necessary funeral arrangements for his burial and to play an integral part in all of the actions and proceedings in relation thereto.

“I have been deprived of this right. I have simply and without cause been prevented by the respondent [Robert Tsambo] from fulfilling my role as customary wife, and I accordingly seek urgent assistance from the above honourable court to interdict the respondent from making any further funeral arrangements for the burial of Jabba, and to cancel any funeral arrangements which have already been made.

“In addition I seek an order compelling the respondent to disclose the exact whereabouts of the remains of Jabba and to release such remains into my custody and control.

“I most certainly do not wish to exhume my husband’s body after it has been unlawfully buried,” she added.

Nkululeko Ncana, the Tsambo family spokesperson, said they were aware of her intentions to stop the burial.

“Lawyers are currently dealing with the matter. We have full confidence in our courts and believe that a reasonable outcome in the interest of justice will be arrived at.”

Jabba (38) passed away after complaining about depression.

At the same time the North West provincial government did announce HHP will be accorded an official civic funeral that is meant to take place on Saturday 3 November in Mahikeng.

Today a South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, will decide whether Jabba’s burial will take place or not.

How unfortunate…

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