Pretoria - Springbok legend Joost van der Westhuizen’s widow Amor Vittone will only inherit a television set from his estate.
This is after the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria on Monday ruled that the will Joost had drawn up on September 2, 2015, but failed to sign himself, was his last and true testament.
Amor was of the opinion that despite his motor neuron disease in 2015, Joost was still able to sign a document or at least to make a mark on it.
She vigorously opposed an application by Joost’s brother Peter van der Westhuizen and lawyer Ferdinand Hartzenberg, who turned to court to have the will Joost had drawn up in 2015, to be declared his last wish.
The problem with this will was that it was not signed by Joost at the time, but by Hartzenberg instead, who acted as Commissioner of Oath. The Master of the High Court rejected this will and said it was not legal as it could not have been signed by Hartzenberg.