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Quarrel as 'wife No2' exits dead lover's house

By unknown | Mar 23, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Alex Matlala

Alex Matlala

A Limpopo woman who would not let the wife of her late "boyfriend" into his house in Namakgale near Phalaborwa has finally moved out herself.

The 48-year old, Bapakiyeng Jane Mohlala, moved out of the house last week Thursday after having resisted doing so for the past three weeks.

Since the death of its owner, Piet Sebopela, 67, last month, house No2140 in Namakgale's Maswikeng section has became a bone of contention between his wife and the woman he stayed with for the past 18 years.

Soon after Sebopela's death, Mohlala allegedly refused Sebopela's wife, Elisabeth Sebopela, entry into the house and told her where to get off.

On Thursday last week, Mohlala surprised everyone and moved out of the house without a fight.

Sowetan has learnt on good authority that she was advised to move out by her lawyer after Elisabeth obtained a legal document from the master of the high court in Polokwane appointing her as executrix of the deceased's estate.

But a day after Mohlala moved out, another brouhaha emerged between the two feuding women. This time the fight comes after Mohlala allegedly removed all the furniture in the house before vacating it.

Sebopela spat fire yesterday, claiming the furniture belonged to her and the deceased. She said Mohlala had no right to take the furniture.

She said she was chosen by the court to administer her husband's assets and that taking them away was tantamount to theft.

The lawyer representing the Sebopela family, Lekgapaha Wilson Mahlakwane, said he was speaking with Mohlala's lawyers to bring the furniture back so that it could be shared accordingly among them by the court.

Both women claim to have been married to Sebopela under customary law with proof from the tribal authority.


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