The spokesperson of the Premier of North West, Vuyi Ngesi says Jabulani Tsambo will be afforded a civic funeral, which is a public ceremony held to honour important people.
“We acknowledge and appreciate his role in the South African pop culture. The mark he made in hip hop through his Motswako genre of music that managed to put our little town Mahikeng and our little province on a national and international map as having produced a man of his calibre and talent.”
HHP died in Johannesburg last week at the age of 38.
It was reported that several requests to grant Tsambo a provincial official funeral did not succeed. Tsambo, who is affectionately known as “HHP“, will be buried in his home town Mahikeng on Saturday.
Meanwhile DJ Cleo, a long-time friend and fellow musician of Jabulani Tsambo, has described him a kind person who would not show emotions even when he was sad.
DJ Cleo says, “We will remember him based on his kind spirit. That’s one guy you would never see angry. Even if he’s angry it’s not obvious. May his soul rest in peace. He will be dearly missed by many. I have known him since 1999, that’s 19 years and I’ve got to meet so many other people through him.”
Bafedile Moerane and Horisani Sithole