"I pray this never happens to you"- Lerato

"I pray this never happens to you"- Lerato

Nov 03, 2018, 02:58 PM

Today had it's own fair share of challenges for Lerato Sengadi but yesterday saw her leaving court a vindicated woman. The judge who presided over the matter between Lerato Sengadi and the Tsambo family  ultimately decided that as far as their union goes, Lerato and Jabba were in fact, married by customary law.

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Today was bigger than me! Motho always saw greatness in me that I sometimes didn’t see in myself. He always said I was born to be great and felt almost undeserving of being loved by such greatness... but the feeling was mutual! He has catapulted me to the level of greatness that only a union blessed by the most High could. • • • This victory is not just mine. I am not the first that this has happened to! Which is why I am fired up and encouraged by the spirits of all the widows who have been marginalized by patriarchal in-laws in moments of grief and stripped of their dignity and the very basic need to grieve. Our grandmothers, mothers, aunts, sisters, cousins, best friends! • • • To all the women who choose to ridicule me for doing what is right; I pray that this never happens to u or ur daughter or ur best friend etc but if it does u will remember me and know that u can fight for what is right. • • • U don’t love someone because it’s convenient and easy. No! You love them because even when loving them isn’t convenient you will STILL fight for what is right for them. • • • Motho didn’t marry no punk! I am brave! I am a warrior! I am a Queen. #IAmHisWife! #IWillNotCower

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While he also said that Lerato therefore had every right to stop the funeral, he implored her not to and denied her the interdict. The judge further asked that both parties put their differences aside in order to bury HHP as peacefully as possible, as this loss is bigger than them alone. 

Yesterday post the passing of judgement Lerato took to Instagram to share her thoughts and feelings. 

Today was bigger than me! Motho always saw greatness in me that I sometimes didn’t see in myself. He always said I was born to be great and felt almost undeserving of being loved by such greatness... but the feeling was mutual!

She further went on to say that this victory is not her's alone.  "I am not the first that this has happened to! Which is why I am fired up and encouraged by the spirits of all the widows who have been marginalized by patriarchal in-laws in moments of grief and stripped of their dignity and the very basic need to grieve" She shared. 

To those who've been dragging her for taking a stand against what the Tsambos have been doing, she said "I pray that this never happens to u or ur daughter or ur best friend etc but if it does u will remember me and know that u can fight for what is right."


U don’t love someone because it’s convenient and easy. No! You love them because even when loving them isn’t convenient you will STILL fight for what is right for them.


Today during the funeral the Tsambo family made it a point to leave Lerato out of the obituary and basically turn a blind eye to her presence there. This doesn't look like a war that will let up any time soon. 
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