Judge Mokgoatlheng dismissed Robert Tsambo's argument that Lerato was not his wife‚ stating that by law Jabba and Lerato had entered into a customary union.
As Jabba's funeral service got underway social media users noticed how Lerato was seated away from the Tsambo family‚ how Jabba's sister acknowledged everyone except her and how Lerato was not included on the obituary.
A raging debate surrounding the manner in which Lerato has been treated has since dominated the Twitter trends list.
Fans have applauded Lerato's strength and have slammed the "ill-treatment" that women have apparently endured at the hands of in-laws for generations.
HHP took his own life on October 24 after a lengthy battle with depression. He will be laid to rest at Heroes Acre at Mmabatho Cemetery.
Here is Jabba's obituary: