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Mofolo-Nts'ihlele V Mofolo (CIV/APN/337/2021) [2021]LSHC 52 (22 October 2021);

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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.

 

 

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF LESOTHO

 

HELD AT MASERU                                                    CIV/APN/337/2021

 

In the matter between: -

 

`MAKOETLE MOFOLO-NTŠIHLELE                      1ST APPLICANT

LEBOHANG MOFOLO                                              2ND APPLICANT

‘MALEBOHANG MOFOLO                                       3RD APPLICANT