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Could you confirm the exact wording of your legacy/request that the funds be used to assist your son?
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To my friend in England Pierre Dingley I leave 1000 000 rand to help with the education of his son.
Thanks for your reply.
As the legacy is left to you, you were legally entitled to receive this money yourself and use it as you so wished. The wording that the money be used "to help with the education of his son" is merely a wish from the deceased and is NOT legally binding.
Hence, if you had NOT invested the money for your son, he wouldn't have been able to complain.
Likewise, he is not now legally entitled to receive/demand the full sum which you have been kind enough to invest for him.
Morally, you should perhaps advance some money to him for educational purposes but the amount is left to your discretion.
I hope this assists and sets out the legal position.
Can I assist you any further?