By Own Correspondent
The long-running family feud between the maternal and paternal families over the burial process of late socialite and fitness bunny, Michelle ‘Moana’ Amuli has resulted in her burial being postponed again after the High Court reserved its judgment.
This comes after, Moana’s mother, Yolander Kuvaoga, represented by her lawyer Jerome Madondo, made an urgent chamber application at the High Court to nullify the burial order issued on November 18.
In her founding affidavit, Moana’s mother revealed that she made an agreement with Mr. Amuli that their daughter will be buried at Zororo Cemetery in the presence of the deceased’s relatives and friends.
She however said Amuli later backtracked on his word and told her that Moana would be buried according to the rites of Islam in her absence, contrary to what they had agreed earlier on.
It is in the essence that Kuvaoga wants her estranged husband Ishmael Amuli to be prevented from renouncing their prior agreement that Moana be buried at Zororo Cemetery.
In addition to that, she also wants the court to grant an interim interdict to stop the burial until the finalization of the matter.
However, High Court Judge Justice Pisirai Kwenda on Friday postponed the matter to Monday by the consent of both parties’ lawyers as he wants to hear the two parties’ oral evidence before making an informed decision on the dispute.
Speaking during an interview with New Zimbabwe, the maternal relative’s lawyer, Paidamwoyo Madondo revealed that the burial will only take place after the court judgment has been handed down.“The matter was set down before Justice Kwenda. He issued an interim order and part of the terms of that order are as follows;
“The matter was deferred to the 23rd of November 2020, the first respondent (Ishmael Amuli) to file a notice of opposition by 9 am on the 23rd of November and that Mr. Amuli and Moana’s mother (Yolanda Kuvawonga) present themselves in court so the court can hear oral evidence,” Madondo said.