On HHP’s death 24 October, the family had released a statement saying that he was “survived by his wife.”
However, in a sudden twist to the statement released earlier, the family has release another statement that literally told Lerato Sengadi to get lost. The statement claimed that Lerato Sengadi was never married to HHP and was not his wife.
The statement was released by the family’s spokesperson Nkululeko Ncana, who also claimed that Lerato Sengadi was HHP’s ex-fiancée and moved out of his house last year on her own accord.
“I would like to put this matter to rest and categorically state on record that Ms Sengadi is not, and was never married to Jabulani. She is not his wife! As things stand, the Tsambo family reserves its rights should Ms Sengadi continue to peddle these falsehoods,” Nkululeko Ncana said in the statement
On the day of HHP’s death (alleged by suicide), Lerato Sengadi had alleged returned to HHP’s house and demanded the house keys. But it was denied her. She had also alleged demanded HHP’s cell phones, bank cards, bank statements, etc.
Sowetan Live reported that for the first time HHP’s father told Lerato Sengadi to her face: “Jabu is my son. I know his things. Don’t you think if he was married I would know? Jabu does not have a wife. Jabu was never married”
Since HHP’s death, Lerato Sengadi had taken to posting pictures of herself and HHP together. Most recently she posted a picture of herself and HHP at a Universal music group event. For the caption of the picture, she quoted Winnie Mandela: ‘“I’m not sorry. I will never be sorry. I would do everything I did again if I had to. Everything.” – Mam Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela-Mandela.”’
The family has already announced HHP’s memorial and funeral service. The memorial will hold on Tuesday 30 October at Newtown Music Factory (former Bassline), Johannesburg, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Another memorial service will hold at Mmabatho Convention Centre, Mahikeng, on Thursday November 1, 2018, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
HHP’s funeral is scheduled for Saturday 3 November 2018.