Winnie to take Qunu home fight to Appeals Court

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is taking her fight for her ex-husband former President Nelson Mandela's Qunu home to the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Her attorney, Mvuzo Notyesi of Mvuzo Notyesi Inc filed the petition to appeal against the Mthatha High Court's decision to dismiss her application for the Qunu home to be given to her.
Notyesi filed the petition to appeal on Friday in Bloemfontein.
Since it was revealed after Mandela died that he had bequeathed the sought after property to the Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela Family Trust for the benefit of the Mandela family, including his third wife Graca Machel and her children, Madikizela-Mandela has been fighting for it.
Notyesi said they felt strongly that their client has a strong case based on customary law, which is also recognised in the country.
“Mrs Mandela was once married to the late president Mandela in terms of customary law and they acquired a property in customary land – that is an African land.
“So that land must devolve according to the law of the African people. That's all our case is. We'll go to the Constitutional Court if needs be for clarity on that point,” he told DISPATCHLIVE today.

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