Avhatakali Netshisaulu did not have a will at the time of his death, the Johannesburg high court heard yesterday.
He was also married to his wife out of community of property. Avhatakali's mother, Dzudzanani Netshisaulu, told the court that she did not know what was happening regarding her son's estate.
She said all she knew was that his wife, Mulalo Sivhidzho, had signed certain papers with the estate executor after she was arrested.
Netshisaulu was responding to Sivhidzho's defence counsel Advocate Christo Meiring during cross examination. After almost three weeks in the witness stand, Netshisaulu completed her evidence yesterday.
The man who drove Sivhidzho to the scene where her husband was found dead, Awelani Muhanelwa, is expected to testify as a state witness today.
Muhanelwa was the first person Sivhidzho contacted after Avhatakali told her that he was being followed by two cars.
He arrived at the couple's house minutes later, picked up Sivhidzho and 12-year-old Elellani Netshisaulu and drove with them to the scene. Elellani, Avhatakali's younger sister, will also testify as a state witness. Avhatakali was murdered in 2006. His body was found burnt beyond recognition inside the boot of his car.
Sivhidzho and two co-accused, Ntabudzeni Matsenene and Arnold Sello, have been charged with his murder.