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Mdikizela-Mandela not giving up fight over ownership of Qunu home

Madikizela-Mandela has filed papers with the SCA to have the dismissal over the matter overruled.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at her home in Soweto. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Winnie Madikizela-Mandela says she will be petitioning the Supreme Court of Appeal for the right of ownership to former President Nelson Mandela's Qunu home as she believes it erred in its dismissal of her application.

On Friday, Madikizela-Mandela filed papers with the court to have the dismissal overruled.

In his will, Madiba ordered the home be handed to the entire Mandela family but excluded his former wife.

Madikizela-Mandela however says she's the rightful owner of the property because the two were still married when it was bought.

She says properties in rural areas should be subject to customary law.

Her lawyer Mvuzo Notyesi says: "That home we're talking about is a home in rural areas where there are no title deeds. It can't arise that it can be included into a will because it's not an exclusive ownership like in urban areas. So the court didn't consider those factors."