The sad demise of Director of Dawa and Kibuli Muslim faction Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata Batte left many Ugandans especially the Muslim fraternity very sad. Latest news coming in however shows that his widows are exchanging words on who will inherit the matrimonial home.
Speaking in an an exclusively interview with the Grapevine, Muzaata’s Lawyer known as Erias Nalukoola revealed that the late left him with a will on how his properties should be distributed. He said that he drafted the will with the help of Sheikh Bakasambe and Sheikh Yasin Kiwewa.
Nalikoola said that Muzaata divided his property in line with the Muslim Sharia teaching.
Nalukoola’s explanations comes at a time when there is a fierce fight between Kuluthum Nabunya Muzaata, the late’s second wife and Amina Bugirita, Muzaata’s first wife.
Amina says that she contributed to the construction of their matrimonial home in Kawempe therefore she should benefit more from the late’s wealth. It should however be noted that Amina and Muzaata separated 25 years ago following reasons of adultery that saw Amiina fly to America with her kids and became born again.
Sheikh Muzaata then married Kuluthum who now claims that that she should be the one to stay in the matrimonial home since she has been the one looking after the deceased for the past 20 years.
It has however been revealed that on the time Muzaata’s demise, he was a single man after Kuluthum left him for reasons not yet known, sources say he was only catered for by his son at the time when he was in coma.
As reported here on these pages before, Kibuli Muslim faction said that Muzaata and Nabunya had settled their grievances and she was ready to return home.
Sheikh Muhammod Kibaate, the deputy Supreme Mufti revealed that according to sharia teaching, if a man divorces his wife officially, the woman does not benefit from his wealth upon his death saying that it’s only the children of the divorced wife who get a share of the deceased’s properties.
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