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THE LAST TESTAMENTARY WILL OF

TESTATOR/TESTATRIX

I, [TESTATOR/TESTATRIX] resident of [ADDRESS, COUNTRY] declare this to be my last Will which I make this……….day of ……………..2023…. hereby revoking all other wills and codicils heretofore made by me.

This my will and codicils thereto shall be construed in accordance with the Tanzanian law and shall be restricted only to my assets situated in Tanzania. 

1. DEFINITIONS

“Beneficiary” means the recipient of a bequest made by this Will;

“Bequest” means a gift made by this Will;

“Executor” means generally a person who will administer the property of testatrix in this Will as the case may be particularly means [NAME OF EXECUTOR];

“Executrix” means generally a person who will administer the property of the testatrix in this will particularly means [NAME OF EXECUTRIX];

“My daughter” means [NAME] born on [DATE];

“My grandsons”, means [NAME] born [DATE] and [NAME] born on [DATE];

“Niece” means [NAME];

“Siblings” means my brothers and sister born from the same father and mother, namely: [STATE THEIR NAMES]

“Testatrix” means generally a person who makes a will and in this will particularly means 

[NAME OF EXECUTOR/EXECUTRIX];

2. BRIEF HISTORY OF THE TESTATRIX

2.1. I, [EXECUTOR/EXECUTRIX], am a single parent of only and one daughter one [NAME] and a grandfather/grandmother of two grandsons, i.e, [NAMES].

2.2. In course of my life I have acquire the following moveable and immovable properties  which  i intend to Bequeath intend to bequeath to the beneficiaries of this my will. 

2.2.1. …………………..

2.2.2. ……………………….

2.2.3. ………………………………..

2.2.4. ………………………………..

2.5. Two motor vehicles with registration No. ……… and ………………

2.6. Bank accounts at:

2.6.1. …………………………..

2.6.2. …………………………

2.7. Shares in:

2.7.1. …………………………;

2.7.2. …………………………..;

2.7.3. …………………………..;

2.8. Funds:

2.8.1. …………………………………………..

2.9. Personal effects as will be found at my residence and other places.

2.10. Apart from my properties mentioned in paragraphs 2.1 to 2.9 above, there are other 

properties which I have interest in them with my relatives:

2.10.1. ……………………………………

2.10.2. …………………………………… 

3. APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTRIX/EXECUTOR

3.1. I appoint my beloved daughter [EXECUTRIX] of P.O. Box ………, Dar es Salaam, to be the Executrix of this my Will.

3.2. If my daughter predeceases me then my nephew [EXECUTOR] will administer my 

properties as Executor of this my Will.

4. BENEFICIARIES

4.1. In this my Will the following are declared to be the beneficiaries:

4.1.1. My daughter, [NAME]

4.1.2. My grandsons; [NAMES]

4.1.3. My niece; [NAME] and

4.1.4. My siblings; [NAMES].

5. BEQUESTS

5.1. I bequeath unto my daughter, if she survives me, all my properties described in paragraphs 2.1 to 2.9 hereinabove and any other properties that I will acquire after executing this my Will.

5.1.1. If my daughter predeceases me, the bequest to her shall go to my grandsons so as each of them to receive an equal share of the same.

5.1.2. If my daughter and my grandsons predecease me, the bequest to them shall go to either my brother [NAME] or my sister [NAME] or, if they too both predecease me, the bequest shall go to the Registered Trustees of [NAME OF TRUSTEE] of [PLACE] to be determined by Trustees as they deem fit.

5.2. I hereby declare that all interest and ownership of the properties described in paragraph 

2.10.1 above to go to my siblings. 

5.3. I bequeath my share of property described in paragraph 2.10.2 above to my niece.

6. DISPOSITION OF MY BODY

6.1. Upon my death my body shall be buried in accordance with the Christian rites at the 

cemetery located at the [PLACE].

6.2. My daughter and relatives should do all that is in their ability to have my body buried at the site I have chosen. 

7. TESTIMONIUM AND ATTESTATION

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I, the said [TESTATOR/TESTATRIX], hereby set my hand to this my Will, on each page of which I have placed my initials, on this……..day of………………….. 

2023 at……………………

Signature………………………………………….

Testator’s/Testatrix’s Name………………………………….

Testator’s Name………………………………….

WITNESSES

The foregoing instrument, consisting of ……… pages, including this page, was signed in our presence by [EXECUTOR/EXECUTRIX] and declared by him to be his last Will. We at the request and in the presence of him and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names below as witnesses. We declare that we are of sound mind and of the proper age to witness a will that to the best of our knowledge the testator is of the age of majority, or is otherwise legally competent to make a will, and appears of sound mind and under no undue influence or constraint. Under penalty of perjury, we declare these statements are true and correct on 

this……………day of…………………., 2023…. 

at……………………………………………………

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