- Hip Hop Pantsula (HHP)'s father is challenging the ruling by the court that recognises Lerato Sengadi as his wife
- Robert Tsambo is saying that the proper cultural procedures weren't followed after lobola had been paid for Sengadi
- HHP's father has now applied for leave to appeal the case at the Supreme High Court
The late rapper HHP's father has asked for the final word on his customary marriage to Lerato Sengadi at the Constitutional Court. When it comes to customary marriages in South Africa, there are often grey areas and uncertainties. This has caused the late rapper's father to fight back.
Robert Tsambo has said to the court that South Africa's legal systems when coming to customary marriages are problematic. He is unhappy because this doesn't apply to civil marriages in the country.
HHP's father is challenging the Gauteng High Court's decision to recognise Lerato Sengadi as HHP's wife this happened back in 2020. The rapper had paid lobola for her.
According to Robert Tsambo, the proper traditional procedures have not been followed by the family, which consists of the wife being handed to the family in Mafikeng and a goat being slaughtered. Traditional practices are important in customary marriages.
HHP committed suicide in 2018 and the court ruled that Lerato Sengadi was entitled to bury the rapper following his death.
Robert challenged the decision in court but his appeal was dismissed in April 2020. He is now looking to leave the appeal and challenge the rulings made by the Supreme High Court.
Last year, Briefly.co.za previously reported that Lerato Sengadi opened up about the Supreme Court HHP victory. There are so many women in South Africa that just don’t have the means to fight back. Lerato Sengadi made sure she did not give up the fight and came out victorious.
She has dedicated her Supreme Court victory to all the black sisters. It has been a long two years for Lerato.
The legal battle was over the well-known publicist’s status as HHP’s customary wife. The family of her late husband Jabulani, had seen the legal dispute carry on for so long but it has now come to an end.
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