- After a 3-year struggle with Liberty Life, late muso Senyaka's child will finally benefit from a policy he had
- According to reports, Abigail Modise, the mother of Senyaka's 16-year-old son, had to get a court order to prove she is the child's legal guardian
- The amount paid out by the policy remains confidential
Late musician Thula "Senyaka" Kekana's life cover has paid out after a 3-year battle with Liberty Life. All the millions that were owed, was paid into the account of the mother of his 16-year-old son.
Abigail Matshidiso Modise, the mother of the late star's son, had to file papers at the South Gauteng High Court in October to grant her a court order that recognises her as the legal guardian of her son.
SowetanLIVE reports this led to the payment finally being made.
The papers detailed the mother's frustration with Liberty Life, who refused to pay out the money despite her giving all the relevant documents.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Nerina Bodasing, spokesperson for Liberty Life, stated that the dispute was resolved and the relevant funds paid out.
Liberty fulfilled their contractual obligation to the beneficiary of the estate in 2015. The dispute with Abigail Matshidisi Modise in August 2018 related to specific terms dealing with the nominated beneficiary, which has since been resolved.
However, Modise claims that Liberty Life didn't want to pay out the money to her although she's the beneficiary of the policy.
I was advised by Liberty that despite the fact that I am the biological mother of the minor child, and further despite the fact that I have provided an unabridged certificate, they need a court order wherein I am declared the guardian of the minor child
The claim has since been resolved, but the amount paid out remains confidential.
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