Court name
High Court
Case number
CIV/APN 337 of 2021
Case name
Makoetle Mofolo-Ntshîhlele and Others v Q M and Others
Media neutral citation
[2021] LSHC 115
Case summary:

BIRTHS AND DEATHS: Right and Duty to bury-when the heir can be deprived of it- the husband having assaulted his wife leading to her death more than a week later- the deceased's blood relatives lodging an urgent application to have the heir declared unworthy of burying the deceased- Held, on account of having caused the deceased 's death, the heir could not be allowed to bury her on the basis of public policy which frowns upon domestic violence and brutalisation of women.

Judge
Mokhesi J