July, 2016
Tycoon Wandile Bozwana's legacy "ripped apart"

Carmel Fisher A muvhango war has broken out between the wife of slain business tycoon Wandile Bozwana and his family, who have accused her of pillaging his estate and unveiling his tombstone without their knowledge.

Bozwana was shot and killed last October while driving, with one of his female staffers in the car, off the N1 highway in Pretoria.

The battle over the tycoon's millions was laid bare by his elder brother Benedict, when Sunday World enquired about the sale of his Pretoria mansion.

This was after the newspaper noticed that the house, nestled on the hills of the exclusive Mooikloof Heights suburb in the east of the capital, had been up for sale for R15-million since June 7.

Benedict, also a businessman based in Kimberley, said the sale of the four-bedroom house was just the tip of the iceberg.

He accused his sister-in-law of stripping Bozwana's estate by selling off assets without consulting his family, and oferecting and unveiling his tombstone without their knowledge.

Bozwana's widow, Tsholofelo Angela Matsha, did not respond to the allegations made against her, and only said: "Why are you asking me this?"

She slammed the phone down twice when asked questions and did not respond to questions sent to her via SMS and WhatsApp messaging.

Benedict said: "We found out on Facebook that she had bought a tombstone for my brother and unveiled it on his birthday on Thursday (June 16). I don't even know how to tell our elderly mother, who lives at our ancestral home in Kuruman.

"We hear she threw a big party in the very same house that she is now selling off. We were not invited.

"We have also learnt that she sold four of my brother's farms, together with the livestock on those pieces of land. This is a crisis and we don't know how to deal with it.

"My brother had four children with Tsholo, and if she continues like this these children will have nothing left to bring them up and to pay for their education."

The concerned brother said the family was "especially" shocked by the price tag attached to the sale of the house.

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