Contrary to earlier reports that the High Court has granted burial rights for the late socialite Michelle “Moana” Amuli’s remains to his father, Ishmael Amuli, it has emerged that the case is yet to be determined.
Amuli’s lawyer, Ashiel Mugiya said that the High Court has not contacted them yet and the document circulating is fake.
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Last week Moana’s mother, Yolander Kuvaoga filed an urgent chamber application at the High Court seeking to have the burial order issued on November 18 nullified.
Kuvaoga wants her estranged husband Amuli to be prevented from renouncing their prior agreement that Moana be buried at Zororo Cemetery.
In her founding affidavit, Moana’s mother claimed to have made an agreement with Amuli that their daughter is buried at Zororo Cemetery in the presence of the deceased’s relatives and friends.
She said Amuli later reneged on what they had agreed to and said Moana would be buried according to the rights of Islam in her (Kuvaoga’s) absence.
Amuli on the other hand wants Moana to be buried at Warren Hills Muslim section according to Muslim rites because he raised her in that religion.
On Wednesday, High Court judge Justice Pisirai Kwenda deferred the matter indefinitely saying that this was the first matter of its kind and required more time to go through relevant literature to come up with a fair ruling.