Every person, man or woman above 18 years of age and is of sound mind can make a will.
A deaf, dumb or blind person can make a will if he/she is of sound mind.
A person who is usually insane can make a will during times when he/she is sane.
It should be noted that a will is invalid if at the time the person making it did not understand what they were doing.
What does a will contain?
- All the names, address and age of the person making a will
- Name of the executor(s). This is a person who will ensure that the testator’s instructions in the will are followed. This can be any person that you choose, man or woman.
- Name and address of the person appointed as the heir.
- A list of the properties belonging to the person making the will.
- List of the children and the dependants
- Name of the wife/husband
- Names of persons who have received a share of the properties of the person making a will and what property has been given to each of them.
- Signature or thumbprints of the person making the will.
- Signature or thumbprints, names, addresses and occupation of at least two witnesses to the will.
- It should be noted that a will must be in writing and signed by the person making it and the witnesses.