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Redi Tlhabi on how her mom was treated after her dad's death

06 November 2018 - 07:00 By Karishma Thakurdin
Redi Tlhabi joins the debate around the treatment of black women by their in-laws.
Redi Tlhabi joins the debate around the treatment of black women by their in-laws.
Image: Twitter/Redi Tlhabi

Redi Tlhabi has weighed in on the raging debate that has dominated social media ever since well-known publicist, Lerato Sengadi took HHP's family to court last Friday and won. 

Lerato cast the spotlight on the treatment of women by their in-laws after she took her fight to court. This after, HHP's family excluded her from all funeral arrangements and didn't recognise her as his wife. 

The court ruled in favour of Lerato stating that according to customary law she and Jabba had entered into a customary marriage. 

Lerato was also snubbed at the late Bosso hitmaker's funeral on Saturday, after she was left out of the obituary and was not acknowledged by speakers. 

Redi took to Twitter to share what her mom went through after her own father's death. 

Radio personality Criselda Dudumashe also spoke out about how she was treated as a young widow. 

"I was young and impressionable, lobola fully paid, I gave birth to a baby daughter he regarded me as his wife everybody knew this. When he died I was treated like I had leprosy (infectious disease that causes skin sores)," she said on Instagram. 

Criselda added that it was the women in her late husband's family that treated her badly. 

"The women in his family were the ones who deprived me the opportunity and right to mourn his death. Women were oppressive driving the patriarchal agenda in the name of culture." 

Criselda hailed Lerato for standing her ground and warned other black families about karma. 

"Thank God for karma, for many of them life is serving them what they deserve. To the black family, children reap what their parents sow-good or bad."