Lerato Sengadi, the partner of the late Hip-Hop Pansula (HHP), Jabulani Tsambo, said her partner had a history of battling with depression and addiction.
“Through the years, I supported him and tried to pursuade him to submit himself to rehabilitation, but to no avail,” Sengadi said in her affidavit.
She said she even registered Tsambo as a beneficiary on her medical aid scheme in order to ensure that he received the best possible care in the event of his admission to a rehabilitation centre.
The 38-year-old musician died last week in a suspected suicide. He was known to suffer from depression.
On Tuesday, Sengadi filed an application to interdict the funeral of the late music star, which is set for Mahikeng on Saturday.
The application is to be heard in the Johannesburg South Gauteng High Court on Friday.
The Tsambo family meanwhile released a statement saying they do not recognise Sengadi as their son’s widow.
However, she argues in the papers that his family paid a R35 000 lobola into her mother’s bank account.
She said she entered into a customary marriage with Tsambo in February 2016 and therefore has the full rights to bury her husband.
It emerged on Friday morning that HHP’s father, Robert Tsambo’s replying affidavit is still being typed up.
– African News Agency