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#HHPFuneral: South Africans react to ruling against Lerato Sengadi

HHP's wife Lerato Sengadi had filed an interdict requesting the late artist be buried in Johannesburg and also wanted the court to grant her access and bury his body.

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 per customary law, but that the Mahikeng funeral arranged by his family must go ahead.

Sengadi had filed an interdict requesting the late artist be buried in Johannesburg and also wanted the court to grant her access and bury his body.

However, Judge Mokgoatlheng ruled that despite Sengadi being married to Tsambo, the concept of Ubuntu prevailed, dismissing her interdict.

Twitter had mixed reactions to this ruling as some felt it was a good call by the judge, while others didn't agree.

HHP died last week at age 38 at his home in Randpark Ridge but the cause of his death is yet unknown.

Tsambo, however, was vocal about his battle with depression and attempts to commit suicide.

The judge also ruled that the late star's family should allow Sengadi to attend the funeral without any reservations.

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