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HHP’s memorial service in Pictures

HHP’s memorial service in Pictures. Fans, friends and family gathered at Newtown Music Factory (Johannesburg) on Tuesday to pay tribute to hip-hop artist, Jabulani Tsambo.

Affectionately known by his fans as “Jabba,” the musician who uses the stage name HHP (Hip Hop Pantsula) died on Wednesday. He was 38.

The cause of death is not yet known. Another memorial will take place in his hometown Mahikeng, on Thursday. The music legend will be laid to rest on Saturday. The family released a statement, saying:

Jabulani Tsambo

“[We] would like to extend our sincerest gratitude for all the messages of condolences and for all the love and support received during this difficult time.” “Jabulani has left an unforgettable mark in the lives of millions of people who have had the privilege and honour of knowing him personally and through his craft.”

Mmabatho, Mahikeng
Date: Thursday, 1 November
Venue: Mmabatho Convention Centre
Time: 12:00 – 17:00


Date: Saturday, 3 November
Venue: Mmabatho, Mahikeng

Further details to be confirmed. But here are scenes from the Joburg Memorial service:

Jabulani Tsambo, who his fans came to know as HHP (Hip Hop Panstula) had an incredible impact on the South African music scene.

Artist Lebani Sirenje paints a portrait of #HHP

Jabulani Tsambo

The controversial moment when HHP’s wife Lerato Sengadi arrived:

Zanele Tsambo, HHP’s cousin: I would stop by for a bit of laughter

Lerato giving her speech…

Lerato Sengadi

Cassper Nyovest’s speech:

Local celebrities who attended the memorial service included Cassper Nyovest, Vuyolwethu Ngcukana and Max-Hoba.

Family, friends and industry peers spoke fondly of HHP, with a former teacher saying: “I feel stunned, dazed and cheated”.

Jabba's Fans

The Queen actor Vuyolwethu Ngcukana was also present

Vuyolwethu Ngcukana

Source: News24

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