- The late HHP's family has approached the Constitutional Court to rule the rapper's marriage to Lerato Sengadi invalid
- According to HHP's father, Robert Tsambo, who passed away two weeks ago, there was no "handing-over" ceremony
- The ruling by the High Court that the marriage is still valid is still being challenged by the Tsambo family
The late Mzansi rapper HHP's father, Robert Tsambo, had asked the Constitutional Court to rule his son's marriage to Lerato Sengadi invalid. Tsambo feels that this was the right way to go as Sengadi was not handed over to the family in a ceremony.
According to a report by TimesLIVE, before he passed away, Robert Tsambo went to court as a final try to declare the marriage void. Tsambo has been trying to have this done for the last two years.
The High Court has ruled that the marriage is valid because lobola negotiations happened when HHP married Lerato Sengadi.
However, Tsambo argued that without the handing-over of the bride, no valid marriage would come to be successful. This is because it is crucial that handing-over be performed, according to him.
Tsambo did not stop trying and even got a lawyer to back up his claims. The lawyers stated that the handing-over ceremony is crucial in marriage and if it had not taken place, the marriage can be declared invalid.
The lawyers also argued that the court had given inconsistent explanations as to what constitutes a traditional marriage, thus it could be declared invalid.
"The finding of the Supreme Court that there was such a waiver is simply erroneous and not borne out by any evidence," said the lawyers.
Unfortunately, Robert Tsambo passed away two weeks ago and the process has been taken to the Constitutional Court by the Tsambo family.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that HHP’s dad requested the last word on his customary marriage in 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 system when coming to customary marriages is problematic.
Briefly.co.za also reported that Lerato Sengadi opened up about her Supreme Court victory. When receiving the news, Lerato said she exhaled, making her aware that for almost two years she wasn’t breathing.
She expressed that it was the first time since her husband passed that was actually able to feel oxygen fill her lungs.
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