Leav­ing a Will helps pre­vent drama of ugly fam­ily fights

Sunday World - - Viewpoint -

I waited for the storm to set­tle be­fore ex­press­ing my opin­ion about a trend I see emerg­ing – fights be­tween in-laws and mostly wives and very sel­dom, hus­bands of the de­parted.

One of the highly pub­li­cised in­stances was that of the Tsambo fam­ily ver­sus Ler­ato Sen­gadi. Tak­ing each other to court is em­bar­rass­ing and un­called for.

In this day and age, this shouldn’t be hap­pen­ing be­cause there is what we call a last Will and tes­ta­ment.

It does ex­actly that, your Will. Sen­gadi said it was HHP’s wish to be buried in Joburg and we will never know whether that was true.

But if HHP re­ally wanted to be buried in Joburg, do you think he is rest­ing in eter­nal peace?

The fights and court cases will cease when we leave a Will with all our wishes clearly stated in there. We act like we do not know that we’re all go­ing to die some­day.

Zakes Nakedi

En­nerdale

HHP and Ler­ato Sen­gadi

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