According to Sowetan newspaper, the popular publicist went to HHP’s house in Randpark Ridge with police on Sunday morning. Lerato, who has been making headlines since HHP’s passing, reportedly broke the locks and replaced them with new ones. Family spokesperson Nkululeko Ncana told the publication: “She locked out the helper and her son who have been living there since 2004.”
He told the paper that HHP’s son cannot access the house.
On Friday, the court ruled that Lerato was indeed Jabba’s customary wife, a decision that the Tsambo family is prepared to appeal.
After the HHP passed away, his family came out to claim that they did not recognise Lerato as his wife. She then took them to court and filed an interdict to halt the funeral. Although the court declared her as his wife, she didn’t succeed in stopping the funeral and Jabba was laid to rest in Mafikeng on Saturday.
In an Instagram post shared over the weekend, Lerato added a picture from her True Love magazine shoot with HHP. The caption read, in part: “Today was bigger than me! Motho saw greatness in me that I sometimes didn’t see in myself. He always said I was born to be great and felt almost undeserving of being loved by such greatness…”
She added that the victory is not just hers. “I am not the first that this has happened to! Which is why I am fired up and encouraged to by the spirits of all the widows who have been marginalised by patriarchal in-laws in moments of grief and stripped off their dignity and their basic need to grieve…”