Mistress has 1 month to leave family's home

2012-10-22 09:27

Pretoria - A Pretoria woman has been given 30 days to move out of house that belonged to the man with whom she had had a 15 year extra-marital affair.

The family of Jan Rall, who passed away two years ago, turned to the courts to evict his mistress from the house that became his daughter’s property after his death, reported Beeld.

But the court took pity on Berdine Venter and gave her 30 days to find a new home.

Judge Tati Makgoka said he knew the family was eager to get Venter out of the house but that African culture had a saying that a person should never be thrown to the dogs.

“It is an embodiment of the honourable principle of ubuntu,” he said.

Rall’s relationship with Venter had continued to his death on 26 August 2010, after which she had stayed on at the house.

Rall specified in his will that Venter should have use of the house for life but the court ruled that the house belonged to a closed corporation and not to Rall.

Venter said she had been retrenched and had no income and wanted to stay on in the house for 6 months but this request was denied.

  • Andrea - 2012-10-22 09:43

    Slow morning at News24?

  • thato.seloane - 2012-10-22 09:46

    For the life of me, I though it must Zuma and his sheep or masses that have marital affairs, I now see that the civilized also dabble in promiscuity

      roy.wadhams.1 - 2012-10-22 10:32

      @lebeau.harper are you anywhere in this category? are you one of those racist because you mention the DA in your comment and I see no mention of the ANC

      patrick.mampane - 2012-10-22 11:27

      Lebeau.harper, I like your take on this matter. I just wish I could see your detractors take on you with utterances that carry a fraction of the eloquence that you display here. You are obviously way above the kind can confidently challenge with their usual vitriol such as 'troll', 'doos' etc. which of course seem to be just about all that constitute their vocabulary. Good work, do make a turn more often.

      patrick.mampane - 2012-10-22 11:30

      the kind they can confidently challenge, I meant

      sandra.j.rennie - 2012-10-22 11:40

      @lebeau,harper Not only did de Klerk dump his wife, he also dumped our Country onto the Trash Heap who have run it into the ground good and solid.

  • karabo.legodi.54 - 2012-10-22 10:07

    She knew she was the mistress all those 15 years, she must have respected the man's wife and moved out as soon as she was aware that he passed away. How rude can this woman be? Honestly - another woman's husband was your boyfriend????

  • smahlaba - 2012-10-22 10:09

    Poor Mistress.

  • eric.f.moloi - 2012-10-22 10:16

    Poor concubine,u have overstay your visit,its time to move on with your mistressful career

  • solly.shaba - 2012-10-22 10:55

    @Roy W. I am niether a racist or a polotician in case your wondering. However my opinion matters! Firstly, you should stop generalising because it is not good for our country as this bad deeds are practised by individuals, it may be black or white. You saying white people are supporting blacks it is way out of line. It is not our problem as country that it happened that blacks are in majority. If you have problem with that you then blame it to God.

      roy.wadhams.1 - 2012-10-22 11:21

      Agree with some of your comments but if you note who are the people posting comments and using racist comments,no one but black people.

  • roy.wadhams.1 - 2012-10-22 11:13

    @ukululeko.k.mpungose what makes or gives you the idea that you are better educated than @Carol Haywood?

  • anele.mveku - 2012-10-22 18:19

    Being a mistress for 15 years? Some women totally have no standards. She deserves t.

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