Reports: Almost nothing left in Joost’s estate

2017-07-17 10:09
Amor Vittone, Joost van der Westhuizen
Amor Vittone, Joost van der Westhuizen (Photo: Gallo)

Cape Town -  According to Rapport and The Citizen late rugby player Joost van der Westhuizen’s estate only included a shotgun, a trailer, two watches and a few cents – not enough to even cover the legal costs.  

“According to inventory that Rapport saw, there was relatively little left of the rugby player’s riches,” the newspaper reported on Sunday. This follows the reported end of a legal battle between Joost’s family and Amor Vittone about the will and inheritance.

Regarding the battle Amor told Jacaranda FM: "All I'm fighting for is just what was promised by Joost many times.” 

Vittone also told Netwerk24: “But what must I do if I have no certainty about my children’s future? In the last five years of his life, Joost promised the children that they would never have to worry about money. The last thing my children need now is to be moved from the environment they know after losing their father.”

Amor's book deal: 

It was reported by some publications on Monday, that the Afrikaans singer had a book deal and was going to write about her "side of things." The Juice reached out to Amor’s manager, Delyse Vittone who fervently denied this saying: "I’m her manager and I can tell you that she doesn’t have a book deal. That is completely untrue.”

The actress is currently filming with local soapie 7de Laan

UPDATE: J9 Foundation has released this statement about the reports: 

“In response to sensational media headlines asserting that Joost van der Westhuizen was ‘broke’ at the time of his passing…The Van der Westhuizen family dismiss the reports as blatantly untrue and without any foundation in fact.

The Estate consists of a fully paid luxury property in the Dainfern Residential Estate. It also consists of over R200 000 in valuables and approximately R90 000 in cash (from which legal fees and taxes will be deducted). A plot of land in the Drakensburg is held in the Amor and Joost trust.

Importantly, the majority of Joost’s assets are in the J9 Trust of which his children, Jordan and Kylie, are beneficiaries. These include, inter alia, a substantial amount of money, memorabilia, jewellery and two fully paid for properties - currently earning rental of R13000 p/m.

The J9 Trust currently pays Ms Vittone an amount of R18 000 in maintenance. To claim that Joost was ‘broke’ exhibits a reckless disregard for the truth.”

This statement is released on behalf of the Van der Westhuizen family by spokesperson, Odette Schwegler. Joost Vd Westhuizen J9 Foundation - Joost vd Westhuizen