FW doesn't have to support grandchildren

2012-09-27 09:44

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.

  • carolyn.myburgh - 2012-09-27 09:49

    Pay for your children you are responsible not your father

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-27 10:17

      Scary world where you heading for retirement and suddenly you have to maintenance on your grand kids. Zipper watch out, supporting an entire primary school could drain the bank...

      zane.blignaut - 2012-09-27 10:34

      Um they are paying, she wants extra.... that's why the court can not have 2 x maintenance orders for the same children ( and in his defense he has been paying out of free will... this woman is gold digger of the worst kind

      cuthbert.murwisi - 2012-09-27 10:46

      This woman only married de Klerk jnr for his father's money and now this crazy woman wants to milk Snr using the children. This is one very greedy, ill-informed crazy woman and so is her lawyer who took up the matter with the courts. Some lawyers lack morals just as much as the clients they represent.

      lsfreak - 2012-09-27 11:15

      R18000 a month for 2 kids...WTF how much does FW jr earn then...

      janice.mcmaster.92 - 2012-09-27 12:19

      Greedy bitch!!!

  • richard.bosmano - 2012-09-27 09:53

    Blooming gold digger. Why is she divorcing De Klerk JNR anyway? Isn't he as loaded as daddy?

      TheyTookMyNickLaZynEko - 2012-09-27 09:56

      a marriage based merely on money is doomed.

      richard.bosmano - 2012-09-27 10:24

      Being quite serious,i couldn't be bothered to google this divorce. Too much work to do ,anyone able to give us a breakdown?

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-09-27 09:55

    Wat jy saai, sal jy maai.

      bvniekerk - 2012-09-27 11:03


      devon.riley.52 - 2012-09-27 15:25

      Am I missing something here? How on earth can grandparents be legally compelled to pay maintenance for grandchildren. Isn't that the responsibility of the PARENTS???

  • eni.smith.9 - 2012-09-27 09:55

    greedy biaatch

  • john.loveland.9 - 2012-09-27 09:58

    She gets R 18 000 from the father, wants a further R 33 138 from the grandfather.... Very expensive kids those, or a very greedy mother.

  • gerald.majola.7 - 2012-09-27 10:02

    who would want their grandchildren to sufffer - a dinosaur until the end.. Have you seen his house in hermanus? it is worth millions...

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-09-27 10:13

      Read the article, idiot. He has already been assisting them all these years without a court order. She is just a greedy little gold-digger bitch.

      squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-27 10:15


      tony.baxter.737 - 2012-09-27 10:38

      @Gerald: Skud you kop tot you ore you wakker-klap!

      koo.doyle - 2012-09-27 10:40

      Suffer on child support many times over what the average person in SA earns? What a totally stupid remark.

      whites.mustunite - 2012-09-27 12:44

      No gerald, your brothers murdered his ex wife.

      fifi.stewart.71 - 2012-09-27 15:02

      sorry gerald. he didn't father those children, the son did.

  • ally.oh.7 - 2012-09-27 10:04

    If the kids are soooo expensive to maintain, then she should simply hand them back to their father and let him look after them (and also take away the R18 000 he now pays for the kids because, without them in her care, she won't need that R18 000). It's time for little gold-grubbing Nicole to move on.

  • kobus.hattingh.5 - 2012-09-27 10:12

    8k per month per child?! Don't you want to adopt me also?

  • Antipoaching - 2012-09-27 10:13

    Wow lets do the sums here: Childrens father pays R18 000.00, Grandpa is already paying R16 000.00 (8000 per child) plus he pays their school fees now the mother wants another R33 138.00 ..... holy sh$zer R67 138.00 per month!!! plus Gramps must still pay school fees and I can bet that these kids are not attending the cheapest school in the area! Greedy cow!

      nadineelvina.francis - 2012-09-27 10:31

      Wonder who the gold digger is who gave you a thumbs down. No problem with a dad/ mum paying maintenance but if you have two hands and a brain please go out and work and support yourself.

  • leslie.rabie - 2012-09-27 10:24

    Thats a disgrace! EX WIFES!! bitter old hags!!! Paying R8000.00 per child! sheeeeesh.. LEKKER LEWE

  • tony.kirby1 - 2012-09-27 10:26

    Wener u are wasting space on my screen with your stupid comments.

      werner.werner.7 - 2012-09-27 11:06

      I assume you are referring to me? No worries, News24 will promptly remove any comment that is not in favour of mr FW. I hear they do stuff like that in North Korea as well

  • erich.goosen - 2012-09-27 10:28

    If my grand children suffer as a result of their parents' inability to support them, I would be insulted if I am summonded to pay maintenance. It will be my pleasure to assist and all they need to do is call on me. This lady, however, is a gold digger and is not acting in the best interest of her kids. De Klerk Snr (of whom I am no fan) acted correctly.

  • JamesMWood - 2012-09-27 10:29

    The nerve, he already supports with 8000 per child, pays the school fees and she wants more, I hope he cuts her off completely

  • sekwati.robinson - 2012-09-27 10:29

    what a messed up woman...she married rich and now wants to use the kids as an excuse to maintain her lifestyle..this women of today are making this a they have a heart?

  • nhlonipho.shikwambana - 2012-09-27 10:30

    Good for are expensive.

      goldwright - 2012-09-27 10:58

      Not that expensive. Maybe you are also a gold digger.

  • andrew.arnesen - 2012-09-27 10:31

    This Noordien woman sounds like a full-on gold-digger. How could two kids of 8 and 9 cost R33k per month? And chasing after the grandfather? Unheard of!!

  • harold.parsons.37 - 2012-09-27 10:32

    Sad and I bet she uses the children as a lever. We need to get her to work.

  • John Peter Steyn - 2012-09-27 10:34

    Lazy bitch needs to go and get a job.

  • John Peter Steyn - 2012-09-27 10:34

    Noordien, sounds like a bergie, that's what you get.

  • valleier.courant - 2012-09-27 10:38

    Hated because he gave the country away? Perhaps rather he left his wife for another mans wife. Maryke, I suppose was legible for financial support. What happened to her? Oh ja, she was murdered. The sins of the fathers .......

  • kate.leshabane - 2012-09-27 10:39

    This woman is mad,how can a grandfather pay for the maitenance for his grandchildren wheres the father is still alive,let the father take of his children as he's the one brought them in this world. Worse part this woman is greedy the children has been take care all along and the grandfather was taking care also,i think she must think twice.

  • ludlowdj - 2012-09-27 10:41

    Good, money hungry bitches must be stopped.

  • Panafricanparliamrntraw - 2012-09-27 10:43

    well it is in its right that De Clerk's children must pay their bills and not their father, the elder statesman must not be insulted for making a move in the interest of his family. Those still aggrieved by the bold step he took to make this country what it has become today can still find a home elsewhere outside this shore.

  • teresa.strauss.39 - 2012-09-27 10:48

    Gold digger deluxe!

  • briana.scott - 2012-09-27 11:17

    I think this whole thing is disgusting. She should be ashamed.

  • ron.bilyard - 2012-09-27 11:23

    What a gold-digger. So glad the court saw sense!! I've also got some greedy bitch like this.

  • francoise.labuschagne - 2012-09-27 11:43

    If you don't want to support your offspring cut your pole off!!!!!!!!!!Bloody IDIOT!!!!!! - 2012-09-27 11:50

      From what I read the father is already paying maintenance but she was also try to get the grandfather to pay too so think she's being a little bit greedy!

  • debbie.bolton.127 - 2012-09-27 11:46

    WTF.. Y must De Klerk pay, the bitch must go and work.. She's sitting on a gold mine that's all she's worth..!!!!!

  • nthete.moalosi - 2012-09-27 11:58

    She is mad,this is classic gold can she expect him to pay for maintenance,while he didnt father the kids.maybe someone should teach her the difference between grandfather and father.she is a gold digger.Im pretty sure she wanted to use most of the money to fund her life style and not for the kids.

  • SirFGrumpy - 2012-09-27 12:01

    Generous man I think Mr de Klerk. I wonder if our "Penisadent" would do that. Oh wait forget that thought, it will end costing us as taxpayers.

  • drishworth - 2012-09-27 12:21

    What kind of lifestyle are these kids leading?.............. sounds like this woman is a money grabbing b*tch.

  • natasha.wentink - 2012-09-27 12:35

    Wow. Some women are just bitches. Why does she need so much money? It's most definitely not all being spent on the kids - I get a measly R1056.50 per month for my daughter - exactly 50% of her creche fees and 50% of her portion of medical aid. This kind of manipulation for personal financial gain is disgusting.

  • pjbadenhorst - 2012-09-27 12:40

    The worst kind of gold-digger that would use her children to score a few extra bucks because she can't take responsibility for her part in the jolly time they had making them.

  • elsje.botha - 2012-09-27 13:31

    WTF?? Is the women insane?? What do you spend R18000-00 per child per month on?

  • sampson.mamphweli - 2012-09-27 14:49

    How come you divorce your husband and report your father-in-law for children maintenace, am I missing something in this story???

  • Valerie.gradidge.boolsen - 2012-09-27 15:22

    hahahahha! I used to get R1000 for both girls!!!!! R8000 per child plus school fees???? wow

  • Thembha - 2012-09-27 17:28

    She is a Gold digger. The husband is already paying , now she wants FW to pay? People will do anything to get rich quickly, or die trying. (That was from 50 Cent)

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