Widows fight back

2008-02-11 00:00

IN August 2006, Zanele’s* husband was gunned down in the driveway of his simple Edendale home by rival taxi owners. He died two weeks later, without a will, leaving the unemployed Zanele with a household of four children.

Along the way, she has been misrepresented by an unscrupulous lawyer appointed by the Master of the High Court and viciously attacked with a bush knife by her sister-in-law and her deceased husband’s customary wife, while her husband’s mother tried to strangle her.

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