LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – After a ten-year legal battle, one Zambian widow can finally sleep in her home in peace. Just last week, IJM was with Selene* as a judge defended her rights to her home and finally stopped the abusive relatives who were trying to steal it from her.
Bold Theft and Cold Silence
When Selene's husband died in 2003, his sister boldly declared herself as owner of his property. She quickly brought a case to court to have Selene evicted from her home. The court defended Selene's right to the home, but the sister tried again with higher judges.