Dingake nominated for gender justice award

Justice Oagile Key Dingake has been nominated for a Gender Justice Uncovered Award by the Women's Link Worldwide organisation.

Justice Dingake who is also a member of African Network of Constitutional Lawyers (ANCL)'s recognition came as a result of his ruling last year that women also have the right to inherit as men.The particular law that was brought for review before the High Court emerged from the Ngwaketse tribe. It pronounced that the last born male child would inherit the family home of a deceased individual; any other property that was left for distribution would then be divided among all the children, without any regard for gender.

The decision that won Dingake such recognition came through his abolishing of traditional property law and ruling that women had the same right to inherit as men.In the case three sisters brought legal action against their nephew's right to inherit their family's home under customary inheritance laws.

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