HHP laid to rest in Mahikeng
HHP was finally laid to rest in his hometown of Mahikeng in the North West on Saturday. His wife, Lerato Sengadi, tried but failed to interdict the funeral.
The rivalry between her and HHP’s family ceased, for the duration of the morning, and together with politicians, loved ones, friends, artists and fans… they bade him farewell during an official civic funeral.
HHP is the first child of Robbert Mandla, and Theriso Luisa Tsambo. He is now, finally at his eternal resting place. The King of Motswako was remembered and praised for his role in promoting Setswana language through the hip hop music genre called Motswako.
He was behind the success of many artists, particularly those from his home town of Mahikeng. He was regarded as a celebrity , but to his family, Jabba was a humble child, who respected everyone. Tsambo family representative, Nomvulakazana Sithole, says the family will always be grateful, for the role he played in other people’s lives.
“Jabu was a very happy friend and when Jabu came into any situation you would recognise. Jabu ‘s life was a message. He was just going and moving up, we thank God for that. Probably we will need somebody who is going to follow on Jabu’s steps. He stayed humble.”
HHP’s childhood friend and fellow artist, Mo-Molemi has called upon hip-hop and Motswako artists to ensure ‘Double HP’s legacy is sustained, by helping to groom more artists. Molemi says ‘Double HP’s legacy should also be sustained by taking care of Mmabana Arts and Culture Foundation, which produced him, and many other musicians and television stars from Mahikeng. [Read More]