Mani v Mani (1996) 3 All SA 47 (Tk)

Main Issue: Succession/disinheritance/customary law

Findings: The case involved the determination whether the requirements of a valid act of disinheritance had been fulfilled. The Court stated that for a valid act of disinheritance, good cause and a report of the disinheritance to the chief must be fulfilled. (By applying the principles of succession in African customary law) And, the Court held, although there was hostility between the deceased and the son, which can tantamount to good cause, there is no evidence that it has been communicated to the local chief and there is no valid disinheritance.