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Court Ruling: Woman Denied Claim from Married Man’s Estate Despite White Wedding



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In a recent court ruling, a woman who had a white wedding with a married man failed to claim from his estate, as the high court found their relationship to violate Section 8 of the Civil Union Act.

IOL reports that Mildred Gasa, representing her late relative Sindile Ayanda Dlala, sought recognition of Dlala as Ndumiso Sizo Mthembeni Mbanjwa’s permanent surviving life partner to claim a child share portion in the estate.

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Despite celebrating a white wedding on June 16, 2017, Ndumiso and Dlala were unable to register their marriage due to Ndumiso’s existing marriage with Phelisa Lynette Mbanjwa.

Judge J Francis highlighted that their life partnership offended the provisions of the Civil Union Act and dismissed the application.


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