The son of the late rapper Jabulani “HHP” Tsambo‚ Leano has been dealt another tragic blow with the death of his mom Lerato Khanye, a month after losing his father.
Khanye was rapper HHP’s former partner and mother of his child, Leano Khanye. She was a well known script writer who worked in the Generations – The Legacy script writing department.
While Lerato and HHP were co-parents to Leano, they weren’t romantically involved for years. HHP was traditionally married to publicist Lerato Sengadi.
HHP committed suicide on 24 October 2018 at his home in Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg at the age of 38 after a lengthy battle with depression. He was buried on 3 November 2018 in Mafikeng in the North West.
Speaking to Primal Information, the family spokesperson, Nkululeko Ncana, said that “Lerato Khanye passed away in a Johannesburg hospital on Monday [26 November 2018].” He declined to reveal the cause of death, saying: “I am not at liberty to disclose any further details. The family are still trying to deal with the sudden tragedy and are asking for privacy during this difficult time.”