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Amor Vittone walks away with TV set from Joost van der Westhuizen’s 2015 will

The Van Der Westhuizen family applied to the court to have his 2015 will accepted to replace the joint will deposed by him and his wife in 2009.

A photo of Joost van der Westhuizen and Amor Vittone during the 2016 Christmas period. Picture: Facebook.com.

JOHANNESBURG - The estranged wife of Joost van der Westhuizen, Amor Vittone, will only inherit a TV set from her late husband's estate.

The Van Der Westhuizen family applied to the court to have his 2015 will accepted to replace the joint will deposed by him and his wife in 2009.

Vitone and Van Der Westhuizen split in 2010.

The former Springbok scrumhalf passed away in 2017 following a long battle from motor neuron disease.

Van Der Westhuizen's family lawyer Ulrich Roux said: “The 2015 will has been accepted and in terms of that will, the estate is bequest to the J9 Trust and only the only two beneficiaries of the J9 Trust are his minor children.”

The lawyers for the family of Van Der Westhuizen says they appealed to the courts to ensure that his children benefitted from his estate.

Roux said: “Our entire application was based on the fact that it was clear that that was Jooste’s last will and that the 2009 joint will is set aside and replaced by the 2015 will.”

Roux says the decision means Van Der Westhuizen's final wishes have been honoured.

“The court agreed that given all the correspondence and instructions that Jooste gave, that was his last will and testament. The court has now respected the deceased person’s last wishes.”