Cronje leaves behind millions for wife

Johannesburg June 09: Former South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje, who died in a cargo plane crash a week ago, has left most of his millions to his devoted wife Bertha.

Johannesburg June 09: Former South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje, who died in a cargo plane crash a week ago, has left most of his millions to his devoted wife Bertha.

Cronje, 32, has left just Rand 50,000 (approx Rs 2.5 lakh) to his parents, Ewie and Susana Cronje, for their "loyalty and support", according to a report in the Sunday Times here.
According to the three-page will, now with the Bloemfontein High Court, one million rand (approx Rs 50 lakh) is left to the Hansie Cronje Trust; R 50,000 (Rs 2.5 lakh) goes to his parents; the remainder, including bank accounts, policies and movable and immovable assets, goes to Bertha Cronje.

Bertha Cronje is the sole beneficiary of the Trust, which owns the R 3-million (Rs 1.5 crore) house that the couple occupied in the Fancour Golf Estate near the town of George in the southern Cape.

Cronje's lawyer, Leslie Sackstein, has been named the executor of the estate.
Before Cronje was fired by the United Cricket Board for his involvement in match-fixing scandal, Cronje was earning R334,700 (Rs 16.74 lakh) a year as captain. In addition he was paid R13,000 (Rs 65,000) for a Test match and double that amount for a win.
Bureau Report

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