Jabulani Tsambo

Pictures of HHP before his death. Here are pictures of the rapper before he passed away. 24 October, 16:10 – In a 2016 interview with DRUM, HHP spoke candidly about his struggle with depression and how helping others in need has always been his passion.

“People won’t remember HHP for Music & Lights any more – they’re going to remember me for reminding them that they have to do something for someone else,” he said.

Jabulani Tsambo

24 October, 15:44 – HHP had a slew of hits that sailed up the charts in his career that spanned decades and that left an indelible mark on the local music industry.

24 October, 15:34 – There has been lots of speculation online on HHP’s cause of death but no official word from the family. In a 2017 interview with Gareth Cliff on CliffCentral.com, the hip-hop star revealed that he tried to commit suicide three times before.

Jabulani Tsambo

“This voice came to me and said ‘Dude‚ if you really want to die‚ you need to live. If you really want to die‚ you need to do that shit that you’ve always wanted to do and you’ve always been scared of doing and one of those is speaking my mind,’” he told Gareth.

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Jabulani Tsambo

24 October, 15:10 – The news of HHP’s death sent shockwaves through social media. Taking to social media, a number of celebrities and fans expressed their heartbreak over the 38-year-old’s sudden passing.

Jabulani Tsambo

24 October, 14:50 – Jabulani Tsambo, better known by his stage name Hip Hop Pantsula, has died at the age of 38.

Known to his fans by his nickname Jabba, the local Motswako MC performed in several languages. Speaking to The Juice, HHP’s booking agent, Ofentse Mothusi, confirmed the musician’s death. According to Mothusi, HHP died around 12:00 on Wednesday.

Jabulani Tsambo

The hip-hop star’s wife, Lerato Sengadi, confirmed the news of his death to TshisaLIVE. No further details are available as yet.