A Western Cape woman is taking a decision of the Western Cape High Court on appeal after it turned down her application to have an e-mail, written by her deceased partner, declared as his last will and testament.

David Thomson, senior legal adviser at Sanlam Trust, a division of Sanlam Personal Finance, said the deceased man had a will in place in which he left everything to his ex-wife. However, he and his partner, with whom he was in a permanent relationship, had discussed the need for him to update his will. ..

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