Thursday, April 07, 2016

Mthatha High Court to deliver judgment in the case involving Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Raymond Pani
07 April 2016


The Mthatha High Court in the Eastern Cape will today deliver judgment in the case involving Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and the late Nelson Mandela's executors.

In March, a full bench of judges heard her application seeking to be given rights to former President Mandela's house in Qunu outside Mthatha.

Madikizela-Mandela's lawyers argued that in terms of the customary marriage she is the rightful owner of the house in Qunu, but Nelson Mandela's executors opposed her application, arguing that civil marriage supersedes the customary one.

Her legal representative, Senior Counsel Patrick Mtshaulana, argued that Madikizela-Mandela is the rightful owner of the house saying though the civil marriage was dissolved through a divorce, the customary marriage had not been dissolved.

But, Advocate Vincent Maleka, representing the Nelson Mandela Trust, argued that Madikizela-Mandela's claims have no factual basis.

Labels:

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home


Ilmainen www-laskuri