A long day it's been but a final decision has been made and to a certain extent both the Tsambo family and Lerato got what they want.
It's been a tumultuous day for Lerato Sengadi as she sat in court for hours on end not only waiting for a verdict on whether the court interdict to have HHP's funeral stopped would be approved, but to also prove to the high court that she is HHP's wife.
Lerato emerged victorious as Judge Mokgoatlhe ruled in favour of her as HHP's customary wife, however, her application for the funeral to be stopped was not ruled in her favour which means the funeral will commence as planned tomorrow in Mahikeng.
The Tsambo family has mentioned that Lerato is very much welcomed to attend the funeral.
An ongoing debate on social media about the court proceedings has been going on the entire day as people weigh in on the situation.
It’s unfortunate that she had to do this for her rights to be recognized, but #LeratoSengadi is your moms, aunts and sisters✊— Jennifer (@JennLetshwiti) November 2, 2018
Africa has been misinterpreted for too long.Don't allow other ppl 2 explain ur culture 2 u. make the effort. Ur forefathers were neva wrong. #leratosengadi.— Bazu sabela (@SabelaBazu) November 2, 2018
Just come to Mahikeng wena #LeratoSengadi your mattress is waiting for you ausi wa ka ✊🏽— Boitshoko_M (@The_Tshokstar) November 2, 2018
I believe that this Judge took the book of law and threw it outta the window in his decision to grant the family burial rights after he had come to the conclusion that #LeratoSengadi was the customary wife of #Jabba as he said that ubuntu had to play the part. #HHPFuneral— President of United Afrika (@bongsmdakes) November 2, 2018
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