As the country reels from the shocking news of Khanye’s sudden passing, the Tsambo family has called for privacy as they mourn.
Family spokesperson, Nkululeko Ncana, yesterday confirmed the news, saying Khanye had died in a Johannesburg hospital following a long battle with illness. The exact cause of death is not known at this stage.
Khanye is survived by her 13-year-old Leano, whom she had with the late Motswako rapper. The pair dated for years before HHP married customary wife Lerato Sengadi.
Earlier this month, Khanye spoke out after her son’s friends, HHP’s helper and her son were evicted from the rapper’s Randpark Ridge home – after Sengadi changed the locks on the doors and claimed the home the day after the funeral. Leano wasn’t there at the time of the incident, although he had been staying at his dad’s house.
“I got a call from the traumatised kids who told me that someone was breaking into the house. When [the robbers] were chased out, the four were taken in by a caring neighbour. She kept them there until we picked them up,” Khanye said in an interview with SowetanLive earlier this month.