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Jabu Khanyile left his wife a house worth R1,2million, but his former wife inherited a property valued at only R400000, according to court papers.
Both houses form part of Khanyile's estate and are the cause of a row between the two women.
This week Khanyile's wife, Khululiwe Gloria Sithole, 38, filed an answering affidavit in the Johannesburg high court after Nomasonto Daphney Khanyile, the singer's former wife, applied for an interdict to stop Sithole benefitting from Khanyile's estate.
Sithole said the R1,2million house in Naturena, south of Johannesburg, was registered in her name and that of the deceased. She denied that she had attempted to unlawfully appoint herself the executrix of Khanyile's estate.
Sithole said that because she was Khanyile's surviving spouse she was obliged to notify the high court of the deceased's estate.
Nomasonto had demanded that Sithole account for money she drew from Khanyile's accounts in the six months before his death. She asked the court to order Sithole to stop withdrawing money from his estate.
In response, Sithole said the money she had drawn from Khanyile's accounts was used to pay school fees, car instalments, a mortgage and cellphone bills.
She said she had signing powers for the deceased's bank accounts because she had conducted his financial affairs since 2004.
Sithole said Nomasonto was aware of this arrangement long before Khanyile died.
She said she had not dumped the ailing Khanyile at Nomasonto's house a day before he died.