‘I Was Not Invited,’ Lerato Sengadi On Why She Was Not At HHP’s Tombstone Unveiling


Renowned publicist and HHP widow Lerato Sengadi has stated that neither she nor her family received an invitation to her late husband’s gravestone unveiling last weekend.


On Tuesday, Lerato took to her Twitter timeline to explain why she did not attend the unveiling.

“My family and I were not informed about my husband’s unveiling. I had zero say or input on his tombstone or inscription. I was not invited. Like everyone on socials, it was my first time seeing Leano in four years,” she wrote.

“Like I said, their evil and malice knows no boundaries. But Modimo le Motho see this … and they will action accordingly.”

It is widely known that Lerato has had a tumultuous relationship with her in-laws.

After HHP’s suicide in October 2018, the Tsambo family, led by the rapper’s father, attempted to exclude her from any burial arrangements because they did not recognize her as his traditional wife.

After Lerato went to court, the Gauteng South High Court later recognized her as HHP’s lawful customary wife following the lobola talks and wedding ceremony in February 2016.

Many people noted Lerato was sat separately from the Tsambo family at HHP’s memorial service, and how the late rapper’s sister addressed everyone except her.

Speaking to TshisaLIVE, HHP’s sister Ayanda Tsambo came to the family’s defence saying because it was an intimate gathering, there were a lot of people who were not invited.

“She was not the only one who was not invited so we owe quite a few people an apology for leaving them out … we just thought she was going to invite herself, we even reserved a seat for her … It was a private gathering mostly reserved for close family.” she said.

Rapper and former Morafe group member Lerothodi “Towdeemac” Moagi was at the unveiling

“We were honoured to be able to represent many who couldn’t make it to the unveiling. We would like to assure them that the occasion went well and that they are welcome to visit Jabba at Hero’s Acres (Matlalong) in Mahikeng.” he said.

Towdeemac expressed his appreciation to HHP’s frail mother who suffers from Parkinson’s disease for still going ahead with the event to honour her late son.

“We are also extremely appreciative of Mama their Tsambo (Jabba’s mom) who, in her sickly state, had the courage to honour her late son, against all odds. We hail her as Queen Mother of Motswako.”

See some of the images from the unveiling below:

(L-R) Anne Ntefang, Towdeemac, Steve White, Seabelo Modibe, Mo Molemi & Kea Mmoki

Ayanda Tsambo and Towdeemac.

Towdeemac and HHP’s son, Leano.


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