Publicist and HHP’s widow Lerato Sengadi was allegedly cut out of the hip-hop star’s will, with his son Leano set to inherit everything from his multimillion-rand estate.
It’s been seven months since HHP took his own life after a lengthy battle with depression.
At the time of HHP’s death, he and Lerato were apparently separated.
Lerato turned to the courts after HHP’s father tried to exclude her from funeral arrangements and denied that she is his widow, as they weren’t legally married.
The matter was heard in the South Gauteng High Court where the judge ruled that Lerato is HHP’s customary wife. The family is set to appeal this at the Supreme Court of Appeal.
However, it seems that Lerato’s fight to be recognised as the late star’s customary wife is far from over.
Sunday World is reporting that HHP left all his wealth to his 14-year-old son Leano
Lerato declined to comment on the matter when approached by the paper, however the Tsambo family spokesperson, Nkululeko Ncana confirmed that the claims were true.
“I can confirm that Jabulani (HHP’s real name) has bestowed everything to Leano,” he said.
The tabloid reported that a well-known record company executive spoke to them anonymously about the situation.
The executive apparently said that the will included HHP’s multimillion-rand house, image rights, a multimillion-rand music catalogue, and royalties from TV and radio stations.
“The battle between Lerato and the family is not only about whether she is the customary wife or not, it is about the estate as well. If Lerato wins this case at the Supreme Court of Appeal, she is, according to the law entitled to 50% of his estate,” the source said.
Just days ago Lerato released a statement to set the record straight after HHP’s former business partner, Seabelo Modibe, accused her of trying to capitalise on his death after it emerged that she intended to accept the late star’s lifetime achievement award at the SAMAS.