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SIBLINGS IN COURT AFTER WOMAN BUILDS TOMBSTONE FOR FATHER

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MASHOBENI SOUTH – Two siblings are at each other’s throats over control of their late father’s grave.


The serious wrangle among the Manana siblings has also got people in the small community of Mashobeni South talking in hushed tones.


Mashobeni South is located about 30km to the west of Nhlangano.
The squabble reportedly broke out after one of the deceased Manana senior’s children, a married daughter of the deceased, allegedly went to her parental homestead to erect a tombstone over her father’s grave without the knowledge of one of her elder brothers. Apparently, the brother  resides at the homestead while the sister has her own place.


It is understood that the woman’s actions did not go down well with her brother, who was identified as Goodman Manana. The angered brother reported the matter with local authorities. Information gathered was that Goodman was apparently annoyed by the fact that he was overlooked by his sister when he was of the understanding that he, being the oldest,  was the one left with the responsibility to look after the family graveyard. Another thing was that he had also constructed a concrete slab over the same grave and did not see the need for the erection of the tombstone under the circumstances, hence he objected.


The woman is alleged to have ignored the objection.
She was already in the process of setting up pillars around the grave when her brother took offence and allegedly destroyed them.
Reports are that last Wednesday, Goodman found the metal pillars placed around the grave and got upset.

His immediate reaction was to drag off the pillars using his vehicle, an act which caused damage valued at E6 500 in the process.

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