Senyaka's brother calls disputes over estate "hogwash"

By Drum Digital
14 April 2015

Circulating media reports about Thula "Senyaka" Kekana's surviving family members hve been fighting over his estate have been vehemently denied by a family representative.

Circulating media reports about Thula "Senyaka" Kekana's surviving family members  hve been fighting over his estate have been vehemently denied by a family representative.

In a letter written to a publication, that reported that Senyaka's brothers Tladi and Maisela Kekana were squabbling over their late brother's money in a run-up to his funeral, the former referred to the allegations as untrue.

"The said article was a flimsy and transparent attempt to besmirch my name - causing injury to my upright standing and reputation as a community leader - by publishing and profiting from a fabricated story," begins Tladi.

Kekana, who is the eldest child in his family, also disputes alleged reports that he and his brother were not on good terms during at the memorial service and funeral.

"Maisela is also reported to have boycotted the memorial service and that he was present at the funeral but did not speak to me. This is hogwash because my brother was busy with funeral arrangement," he remarks.

"At the funeral, Maisela was standing next to me while advising me to observe certain family protocol and recognize certain people in my closing remarks and vote of thanks," Kekana continues.

Kekana also goes on to say that Senyaka's estate belongs to his children "whom I [Kekana] presented at the memorial service".

The Kwaito legend's brother is unimpressed in what he views as an attack on his family.

"Using Maisela's name to cast a cloud of controversy over Senyaka's highly celebrated memorial service and funeral is an attack on my family - and on Senyaka's friends who were quite generous by carrying much of the costs," he states.

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