- Lerato Khanye was laid to res last week Friday.
- Leano, HHP and Lerato's son, buried two parents in a mere space of four weeks.
- Generations: The Legacy producer gave a moving speech that had many in tears.
On Friday, the late HHP's baby momma, Lerato Khanye, was laid to rest. Her death came as a shock to many and some are still in disbelief.
Lerato was buried in Midrand last Friday. A mere four weeks after HHP was laid to rest, Leano, their son, had to bury another parent.
Friends, family, and colleagues gathered at the Alexsan-Kopano Community Hall for her memorial service, reported Sowetan Live. It was a heavy day for many, especially Leano and the rest of the family.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Generations: The Legacy staff came out to pay their respects to Lerato. She was a scriptwriter for the soapie and made many lasting bonds with the staff members.
Mfundi Vundla, the producer, spoke highly about her Lerato and her insane talent. He stated how HHP’s passing effected Lerato greatly but that her son was the one thing that kept her going, always.
Leano has been crippled by the death of both of his parents and hid his face from media during the memorial. Seeing his suffering, Mfundi offered some kind words.
"To Leano, when people offer a hand of love and support you should accept it. You are a result of great people. Your father was a sterling musician and your mother was a sterling artist," he said in comfort and sympathy for Leano.
Sharing some happy moments, Mfundi stated that from the start, he knew Lerato was “a talented writer”. She made a big impact on the team and they all appreciate her for that. “I'll forever be grateful," said Mfundi.
A touching moment of remembrance with a six minute reel of photos from Lerato’s childhood to her last days on this earth, sent people into an emotional downpour of tears.
Nkululeko Ncana, Tsambo family spokesperson, stated that the family is extremely sad, but that they are trying their best to stay strong for the sake of Leano.
They have chosen ‘to celebrate the woman she was’ and focus on the positive .Ncana closed off by stating that Lerato ‘lived a good and happy life’ and that ‘she will always be loved’.
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!