Grandfathers do not have to support grandkids
Estranged daughter-in-law had tried to sue for maintenance. She wanted R16,569 a month from her father-in-law for each of her two children
The High Court in Johannesburg has ruled that former president FW de Klerk is not required to pay maintenance for his grandchildren.
De Klerk lodged an urgent application with the court in August, after his son’s wife Nicole Noordien, who is in the process of divorcing FW de Klerk junior, sued him for maintenance.
According to court documents, Noordien wanted R16,569 a month from her father-in-law for each of her two children - Marike, nine, and Nikolaa, eight.
The court ruled on the matter on Wednesday
The Western Cape High Court had already issued an order in 2009 compelling De Klerk junior to pay R18,000 a month for the two children.
Judge Frans Kgomo said in the High Court in Johannesburg at the end of August that, according to the law, the court may not issue more than one maintenance order for the same children.
Kgomo also said that De Klerk had, for the past three years, without a court order, paid for his grandchildren’s school fees, and contributed an additional R8,000 a month per child.