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Q: Land was  usurped by the Apartheid government. At the time of the death of the parents, the property was not in their possession. 38 years later, the government now has given as compensation two other plots in Fairview to the inheritors. Compensation not given to the parents, long deceased, but to the daughter and surviving heirs of the sons. Is this inheritance?

A: Once the non-Muslim state userped this land they have become the owners of it. Therefore the compensation will not be inheritance. Instead it will be considered as a gift from the government. So whoever the government gives it to they will be the owners.

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