FW doesn't have to support grandchildren

2012-09-27 09:44
FW de Klerk (File, Beeld)

FW de Klerk (File, Beeld)

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Johannesburg - The South Gauteng High Court has ruled that former president FW de Klerk is not required to pay maintenance for his grandchildren, Beeld newspaper reported on Thursday.

De Klerk lodged an urgent application with the court in August, after his son's wife Nicole Noordien, who is in the process of divorcing FW de Klerk jnr, sued him for maintenance.

According to court documents, Noordien wanted R16 569 a month from her father-in-law for each of her two children, Marike, 9, and Nikolaa, 8.

The court ruled on the matter on Wednesday

The Western Cape High Court had already issued an order in 2009 compelling De Klerk jnr to pay R18 000 a month for the two children.

Judge Frans Kgomo said in the South Gauteng High Court at the end of August that, according to the law, the court may not issue more than one maintenance order for the same children.

Kgomo also said that De Klerk had, for the past three years, without a court order, paid for his grandchildren's school fees, and contributed an additional R8000 a month per child.

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