Who should determine where a man is buried?
Mimi Western Cape Gospel star S’fiso Ncwane’s wife. His family has no right to interfere. Ditlhare Free State The wife has the right and final word. The Bible says “after marriage, both start a new life away from their families”. Unless agreed to by both parties, in-laws must respect the wife’s decision. CT Mathibeng Gauteng His wife should decide where he is to be buried, because they’re married. Maditaba Free State I think that most people determine their burial place while alive, which is good, but most parents ignore the deceased’s words in many instances. By right, the wife is the one who should decide, not the mother. Puseletso Booi Free State S’fiso and his family serve God in truth and in spirit. The Bible (Genesis 2:24) says: “For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united/hold fast to his wife and they will become one flesh.” In this instance, the wife is the right person who should decide about everything concerning her husband. I advise his mother to take the position of supporting her late son; by doing so, God will soften Ayanda’s heart. Louis Shabalala Gauteng In Zulu culture the elders of the family must decide. The wife of the deceased can’t speak to her in-laws. Mpoto Malesela Limpopo In terms of the law, a wife determines where her husband is buried. Agnes Free State I think S’fiso’s wife has the right to decide. Sorry mum. Peter Maabane Mpumalanga Neither one of the two should determine the burial. The two families should sit down in support of the wife, propose and agree on where the man should be buried. What matters most is the understanding and cooperation between the two families of the deceased, not his wife or mum, because they always have issues surrounding them. Petrina Dioma Free State How disingenuous of you to even ask this question. What God has put together, nobody can put asunder. Ayanda was S’fiso’s wife and is now his widow. She should decide what happens to his remains, unless you want to take us back to the dark days of widow abuse and isolation. Phillip Mlonyeni KwaZulu-Natal Legally, the wife has a right, but customarily the decision of where a man is buried is an outcome of consensus among the elders. Jabu Free State His wife. Note that he is no longer a child, whereby a mother will decide where to bury him, but a married man who has his own family.