Widow sues son, brother in law

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A WIDOW of Lusaka has successfully removed her son and brother- in-law as administrators of her late husband’s estate due to gross maladministration after she sued the two in the Boma Local Court.

This is in a matter in which Linda Chiseche, 44, a businesswoman of Longacres sued her son Kapambwe Chewe and her late husband’s brother Jospha Chewet for failing to administer of her  late husband Moses Chewe’s estates.

Chiseche told Senior Local Court Magistrate Silvia Kabunda that she wanted the two removed as administrators for failing to competently administer her later husband properties.

She told the court that when her husband died in December, 2018, her son and his brother were chosen as administrators.

“The co -administrators were always arguing among themselves and not sharing information. We also discovered there was about K43, 000 that had been withdrawn from the account when my son went to the bank to obtain statements,” Ms Chiseche said.

She also said that her brother in law had not been transparent and it was only after the withdrawal was discovered that he attempted to explain issues to her.

In his defence, Josphat told the court that the money was not misappropriated but was used to settling his late brothers hospital bills.

Mr Josphat then told the court that before his brother died, he was living with him in the same house.

“One of the things he had told me was that he wasn’t too sure if Kapambwe was his biological son and that is why he didn’t allow him to live under his roof,” Josphat said.

He also told the court that from the time they were appointed as administrators, his nephew, Kapambwe had dragged him to so many offices.

“On the 2nd of January, he took me to the high Court for the court Marshall to explain to me that it was not right for me to be administrator,” Josphat said.

He also stated that his nephew did not respect him and insisted he should regard him as an adult because he was also capable of siring children just like him.

But Kapambwe told the court that he wanted him and his uncle to get revoked because they were not getting on along and he wanted an administrator general to take up the duties.

The court found that there were disputes in the family and revoked administratorship of the duo.

It further ordered that the DNA test be carried out without fail to establish if Kapambwe was the son of late Mr Chewe.

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