The First Lady Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa has taken her inheritance laws campaign to Masvingo, where she is educating the populace on the administration of the Deceased Estate Act.

The programme attracted hundreds of people in Masvingo Province.

The initiative by the First Lady came after realisation that many people, especially women, are suffering in silence due to lack of knowledge.

The platform is empowering citizens to appreciate that there are laws that protect them from greedy relatives.

Widows are among vulnerable members of the society that need protection by law as they are normally at the receiving end when their spouses die.

The sad part of it is that some of them are not well versed with the laws that protect them.

Laws governing administration of estate and inheritance have been causing sleepless night for most widows.

The First Lady has, however, partnered with legal experts to educate the populace on these complicated laws so that they are able to stand for their rights.

Her decision to engage the experts comes at an opportune time to answer many questions by hundreds of widows.

The Master of High Court Mr Eldered Mutasa gave a presentation that drew emotions as some of the laws have a lot of loopholes detrimental to surviving spouses and children

Representatives from the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Mr Charles Manhiri informed the gathering of the legal aid directorate that gives free legal advice to the society.

The Law Society represented by Wadzanayi Hwani explained linkages that exist between marriage and inheritance and the laws.

Issues which came out of this gathering are testimony of the urgent need for realignment and amendment of laws governing administration of estates and marriage.

A number of key people, including the Master of the High Court, officials from the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and the Law Society of Zimbabwe were in attendance.