Late Gender Minister Victoria Kalima’s sisters have applied for authority in the Lusaka High Court to sell part of the deceased properties, saying as administrators, they feel duty bound to pay back some of the debts that she left behind.

In an affidavit in support of originating summons filed in the Lusaka High Court, January 9, Mutiyo and Alice Kalima, who are both administrators of the late Victoria, stated that on June 11, last year, their sister died without leaving a will.

The two further stated that they were appointed as administrators on June 27, 2018, by a court order.

They disclosed that part of the estate of the deceased presently comprised of four properties.

The duo stated that it had become necessary to sell the properties in order for them to pay back some of the debt that the late had amassed at the time she was alive.

They stated that they had consulted with the deceased’s two children aged 15 and 12 years over their desire to sell the properties.

“It has become necessary or desirable to sell the properties due to the fact that the late at the time she was alive, she had amassed some debts, which we feel duty bound as administrators that the debts should be paid back before we know the exact value of the estate of the late Victoria Kalima as required by the Intestate Succession Act,” read the affidavit.

“That the deceased was survived by two children; female aged 15 years and male aged 12 years now living who are the lawful beneficiaries of the deceased estate thus we have consulted with them as beneficiaries now living over the desirability to sell the properties.”

The duo stated that they had been advised that in order for them to effect the sale of part of the properties, the law required that they seek the authority of the court, hence their application.