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Dispute over Rajbansi will

2012-03-25 12:24

Durban - There is a dispute over which of veteran politician Amichand Rajbansi's four wills is valid, according to a report on Sunday.

Rajbansi's family was battling over his estate which was believed to be worth R60m, City Press reported.

His wife Shameen Thakur-Rajbansi wanted his final will, which was written in July 2010, validated.

According to the report some of his children and trustees of the Amichand Rajbansi Trust wanted another will written earlier that year to be validated.

One of Rajbansi's wills outlined a network of petrol stations owned by various companies and trusts under his name.

The will also listed several properties in Durban, one of which he left to his former wife Asha Devi Rajbansi. Asha would also receive a car, a monthly salary, medical aid and other benefits.

According to City Press, there were concerns that Rajbansi may have abused a policy introduced by the eThekwini Municipality after 1996 to compensate traders displaced under apartheid.

Democratic Alliance eThekwini leader Tex Collins also claimed that Rajbansi had not fully disclosed his interests to Parliament and said the DA would call for a probe into his deals.

Comments
  • lukman.akinwande - 2012-03-25 12:34

    why was he not probed while still alive???

  • bluzulu - 2012-03-25 12:54

    I had no idea this CRIMINAL passed away. Another step forward for Democracy. All his ill-gotten gains should be confiscated by the Government. Finish and Klaar.

  • bluzulu - 2012-03-25 12:57

    This late Pest was a damn disgrace. Why MINORITY party, we were and never will be a Minority you dropkick.I see his wifey is now at the helm......typical , these corrupt creeps think this is a family political party....this speaks to their DAMNED GREED.

  • martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-03-25 13:15

    Unless his latest "Last Will and Testament" was signed under pressure or coersion or, he was unable to sign it due to diminished capacity, then the latest Will should stand and I think you will find that the Master Of The Supreme Court will probably rule that way. How the family then contests that is up to them but like I always say, where there is a Will, there is a relative!!

  • Geoff - 2012-03-25 13:35

    Where there's a will, there's a relative....LOL

      phathuchicos - 2012-03-25 14:00

      indeed...

  • Sidney Gilroy - 2012-03-25 14:16

    I bet you if the estate was worth R60 and not R60 million...no-one would dispute anything.

  • Lerato Magabane - 2012-03-25 14:33

    Probe a deceased person Gawsh

  • ntshangase.mtshokwe - 2012-03-25 16:24

    DA must let family issues to be sorted by family members.

  • Faizie - 2012-03-25 19:58

    The curry munchers are munching. Where ever he is he must be thinking he is a refugee

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