HHP was laid to rest this week and his funeral was clouded by drama. Lerato Sengadi, the late musician's wife, was rejected by his family and they didn't even have a chair ready for her. However, she kept her head high and went anyway, even if she wasn't allowed to pay him tribute.
Lerato may have been legally acknowledged as the wife of HHP, but his family refused to accept her.
The late musician was buried in his hometown, Mahikeng, as reported on by TimesLIVE.
The family chose not to include her in HHP's obituary. The way things happened during the funeral really got under South Africans' skin.
Many people admired Lerato's strength as she was treated badly by her in-laws. Others were appalled by the widow's treatment as she wasn't even allowed to sit with the family.
Here's what tweeps had to say:
@Namile_M - There is a whole lot of women who are in Lerato's shoes daily. . . Some in-laws are mistreating boMakoti. Let us marry into families with love. #HHPFuneral
@czar_mini - If I was Lerato I would exhume the body and go have the funeral my husband wanted. Ubuntu was forced on her. Ngingenzela nje ukuba fundisa abantu !!! #HHPFuneral
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