According to an eNCA report, Sengadi – who is currently embroiled in a bitter fight with her in-laws – has approached the Johannesburg High Court in a bid to have the courts recognise her customary marriage to the Motswako MC as legal.
She also wants details around where the late rapper’s body is as she claims the family has shut her out of funeral arrangements and for the body to be released to her only, Sengadi claimed in court papers filed.
“As Jabba’s lawful customary wife, it is my right to make the necessary funeral arrangements for his burial and to play an integral part in all of the actions and proceedings in relation thereto,” the court papers read.
“I have been deprived of this right. I have simply and without cause, been prevented by the respondent from fulfilling my role as customary wife.”
She is also insisting that the Tsambo family return items, including hard drives, she says belonged to HHP that was allegedly taken from his studio and house.
Earlier this week, The Sowetan reported that the Tsambo family doesn’t recognise Sengadi as HHP’s wife.
“I would like to put this matter to rest and categorically state on record that Ms Sengadi is not, and was never married to Jabulani. She is not his wife,” family spokesperson Nkululeko Ncana said in a statement.
“Ms Sengadi is Jabu’s ex-fiancée and moved out of his home and his life on her own accord last year. She and her mother were requested to desist from spreading this falsehood.”
The 38-year-old rapper was due to be buried on Saturday at the Mmabatho Convention Centre in Mafikeng.
HHP was found dead in his house last month. It was widely known that he had been battling depression for many years.
Sengadi also revealed in court papers that his depression was aggravated by an alleged cocaine and Cat addiction.