n Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg - The indigenous Swazi law of succession : a restatement : aantekeninge

Volume 2005, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0257-7747
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2207



The description that follows is an attempt at describing some rites that take place after the death of a person and the appointment of a successor in terms of Swazi law and custom.

Swazi law and custom resulted from age-old traditions and customs that in the course of time came to be classified as "law". According to Marwick ( (1966) 280), "the repository of these traditions is chiefly the old men, particularly those associated with the king's village where they are continually in attendance listening to and taking part in cases and making use of the code which is to them a living body of precepts".

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