'Which wife inherits what and how much if a polygamist dies?’ – Aus Nthabi answers your legal questions

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The practice of polygamy is common in SA. Pictured here are guests at the wedding of polygamist and former president Jacob Zuma to his fourth wife, Bongi Ngema, in 2012.
The practice of polygamy is common in SA. Pictured here are guests at the wedding of polygamist and former president Jacob Zuma to his fourth wife, Bongi Ngema, in 2012.
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Dear Aus Nthabi,

My mother was in a polygamous marriage and she was a third wife.

All the wives are still alive. My father died in January leaving 13 children and his wives. He left an amount of R650 000 and we would like to know how the money is supposed to be distributed.

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