‘Lerato Sengadi was excluded from HHP’s will’ – family spokesperson
Lerato Sengadi (PHOTO: Gallo/Getty)
Cape Town - Late musician, HHP’s customary wife, Lerato Sengadi has allegedly been excluded from his will after it was revealed that the musician had left his entire estate to his 14-year-old son, Leano.
According to reports by Sowetan Live, Leano will inherit his deceased father’s estate which includes the rapper’s Johannesburg house, image rights, a multimillion-rand music catalogue and royalties from his television and radio stations.
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Speaking to DRUM, HHP’s family spokesperson, Nkululeko Ncana confirmed this and said that the will was a reflection of what the deceased rapper wanted.
"I don’t see the will as the sidelining of Lerato. I just see it as Jabu’s wish that his son will be the beneficiary of his entire estate. There was no sidelining, he just decided that his son would be the only one included in his will," he said.
When asked about the Tsambo family’s relationship with Lerato since the funeral, Ncana said that things were still the same as they were when Lerato filed for a court interdict to halt the funeral.
"Things haven’t changed, there’s an ongoing court process."
Although Lerato emerged victorious after being lawfully named HHP’s customary wife shortly after his death in November, Ncana revealed that the family had appealed the court’s decision on the matter.
"The Tsambo family have been granted leave to appeal the decision and the matter is in the Supreme Court of Appeal as we speak. The final arguments on the matter are set for the 13th of June," he said.
Should the court rule in favour of Lerato again, she will be entitled to half of his estate.
According to Ncana, the Tsambo family as well as the will executor are yet to figure out who will handle Leano’s estate but since both Leano’s maternal and paternal grandparents are still alive and are his legal guardians after both his parents passed on, a decision will be reached.
Attempts to reach Lerato Sengadi were unsuccessful at the time of publishing.