The late socialite Moana born Michelle Amuli’s mother Yolanda Kuvaoga has suffered a major blow in her bid to take full control of her daughters’s burial after the High Court ruled against her application to have the burial order cancelled.
In his ruling Justice Kwenda said there was no basis to cancel the order granted by an administrative office.
Kuvaoga approached the High Court to have the burial order after quarrelling with her ex-husband Ishmael Amuli over the funeral programme.
Kuvaoga argued that allowing Moana to be buried through the Islamic rites would deprive her as the mother an opportunity to bury her daughter since women are not allowed on the graveyard.
Also, she will be buried wrapped in cloth instead of a coffin.
Moana’s mom felt since Moana was living her life detached from Moslem way should have been buried in a way that reflects her way of life which involved partying, drinking and slaying.
This puts to rest the tussle over Moana’s remains which were burnt beyond recognition together with two foreigners Karim Limumba and Alisha Adams who have since been repatriated and buried in their respective countries.
Moana was the last to be buried after dying in Genius Ginimbi Kadungure’s Rolls Royce Wraith on Sunday 8 November.
The death, especially of Ginimbi attracted huge headlines across Africa.