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Court rules that HHP family funeral will proceed

Lerato Sengadi had filed an interdict against HHP's family to have the late artist buried in Johannesburg and wanted the court to grant her access to his body and rights to arrange his funeral.

Lerato Sengadi at the Johannesburg High Court on 2 November 2018. Picture: Kayleen Morgan/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Judge Ratha Mokgoatlheng has ruled that Jabulani 'HHP' Tsambo and Lerato Sengadi were married according to customary law, but that the Mahikeng funeral arranged by his family must go ahead, thus denying the court bid by Sengadi to halt the Saturday funeral.

Sengadi wanted the late artist to be buried in Johannesburg and also wanted the court to grant her access to the late musician’s body and rights to arrange his funeral.

HHP died last week and while the cause of his death is still unknown, he was vocal about his battle with depression and suicide attempts.

WATCH: Judge reads ruling

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