Women’s rights in Botswana took a major step forward on 3 Sep when the Court of Appeal in Ramantele v Mmusi and Others upheld the right of four sisters to inherit their family homestead

In a unanimous decision written by Justice Lesetedi, the Court of Appeal held that customary law is inherently flexible and in this case the four sisters, who used their own money to renovate the homestead were entitled to inherit it.

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