Participants at an inheritance and property rights workshop in Lupane have hailed the First Lady, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa for rolling out the inheritance and property rights training.

The programme was today taken to Matabeleland North Province where various stakeholders are expected to benefit.

The team included representatives from the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Law Society of Zimbabwe, NSSA, Office of the President and Cabinet as well as Lupane State University (LSU) students, among others.

Running under the theme: ‘Protecting Widows, Widowers and Orphans Through Imparting Knowledge on Their Rights to Property and Inheritance,’ the interface saw participants being educated on issues such as inheritance and law, role of lawyers, public perception of inheritance issues, appointment of executors on inheritance issues and the administration of estates, among others.

The First Lady, Cde Auxillia Mnangagwa, who was represented by the Deputy Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Cde Jennifer Mhlanga, revealed that she decided to undertake the programme owing to a number of people that approached her office with inheritance problems.

While hailing the First Lady for coming up with the programme, participants described it as being an eye opener.

Lack of knowledge of the law was described as a huge problem on inheritance issues with many left hard done when death occurs in the family.

It was also highlighted that there were still some sections of the law referred to as ‘bad laws’ that needed to be changed.