Wives fight over husband's body

2012-09-21 08:22

Pretoria - Three traditional wives have taken their fight over their husband’s dead body to the high court.

The three customary wives are involved in a dispute over the burial of their husband, the North Gauteng High Court has heard, reported the Pretoria News.

Njokweni Norman Hlatshwayo died on 5 September in a Benoni hospital.

The main applicant in the case is Ouma Molepo, who states that a funeral parlour said the body was in the care and control of Nobom Hlatshwayo, one of the other wives.

Molepo and another wife want Hlatshwayo to be legally stopped from removing the body from the funeral parlour and going ahead with her own burial plans.

Molepo said she only wanted to do what her deceased husband had wished for his burial.

A fourth wife apparently did not want to side with either of the wives.  

All of the marriages were customary and had not been registered.

  • bond.ndalo - 2012-09-21 08:47

    Why take this to court.....Mr President is right candidate to resolve this matter.

      mukosit - 2012-09-21 08:48

      These days death turns to be a good business. I wish the husband can wake-up for just few minutes.

      christopher.laurenz.5 - 2012-09-21 09:18

      cremate the dude. wasting taxpayers money!

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-09-21 08:48

    Watch Zumas wives fight one day!

  • Goodstuff - 2012-09-21 08:51

    Why Poligamy does not work.

  • pal.mabelane - 2012-09-21 08:52

    It starts, once the burila is done. The fight is gonna be about who gets the money he left behind.

  • aroka.murombe - 2012-09-21 08:54

    Let them fight your president approved it

  • foreignem - 2012-09-21 08:57

    More likely that both wives had registered him in their burial societies and to claim from these they need his death certificate and the funeral arrangents done from their respective houses. Doing my best to stick to one so that my bones would not need to be divided and shared between graves.

  • shavhanieric.netshifhefhe - 2012-09-21 09:01

    family of the decease must decide xcluding wives

  • nomsa.chabalala.5 - 2012-09-21 09:10

    how much money did he left behind ? None of them were registered, they all don't own him. let the municipality or his family bury him.

  • beki.khumalo - 2012-09-21 09:11

    Four wives!!! This man had money and a BIG heart hmmm... It's tough having just one wife, but four!

      solomon.matli - 2012-09-21 09:46

      I wanda where this man gets the time and energy 2 give 2 all 4 if 1 is more than enough

  • Zolile - 2012-09-21 09:12

    If these women entered into a polygamous marriage willingly and voluntarily then why can't they abide by the consequences of their choices, polygamous wives should work together and in unity in everything especially the death of their husband. I just hope that the deceased died testate as they will surely not going to agree as to who gets what out of the husband's estate, watch this space they will take that one to court as well

  • eric.f.moloi - 2012-09-21 09:34

    Insurance payouts is de motive behind

  • solomon.matli - 2012-09-21 09:44

    18 yrs in2 our democracy n this dispicable things r still happening? 4those woman who wants 2 marry in2 a poligamous marriage, watch the space.

  • johnny.matsetse - 2012-09-21 10:04

    You are a disgrace to your kids n Family ,U choose to cling to one as if men Do not exist in this country ,Some women can Be so dull N stupid Yerrrr

  • mapula.thosago1 - 2012-09-21 10:11

    I hope that Mr president is watching and taking notes,cos it can happen to him one day.But seriously this women shud just get a life man the poor husband just wanna rest in peace now!!

  • mukosit - 2012-09-21 10:16

    hihihihihihihihi, hehehehehehehe, hohohohohoho. FONG-KONG CRYING.

  • ntsanen - 2012-09-21 10:28

    Ayeye Zuma, hope all you marriages a registered. Fourth wife, you are free my Girl go and enjoy life. this is what I call"PRISON BREAK"

  • ally.oh.7 - 2012-09-21 10:43

    Damn, I thought this was a report about JZ and his harem!

  • marc.klynhans - 2012-09-21 10:56


  • mbambo.shi - 2012-09-21 11:23

    Xidumbu xi ta hlupheka.

  • nofikathiniskeyi.eunice - 2012-09-21 13:50

    kodwa kodwa kutheni engengcwatyelwa ekhaya khulu nje? amakhosikazi akhuphe imali ngokulinganayo kuhambe umgcwabo andiboni nto elwisayo mna nemali yekoleki bayahlulelwe ngokulinganayo

  • rachael.vs.1 - 2012-09-21 13:51

    The senior wife is supposed to have the last say. Methinks it's Ouma Molepe.

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