(1) The Court may
grant administration of the estate of a person dying intestate to the
following persons (separately or conjointly) being of the full age of 18
years, that is to say to —
or more of the persons entitled in distribution to the estate of the
other person, whether a creditor or not, if there be no such person entitled
as aforesaid resident within the jurisdiction and fit to be so entrusted, or
if the person entitled as aforesaid fails, when duly cited, to appear and
apply for administration.
[Section 25 amended: No. 46 of 1972 s. 6(2); No.
57 of 1984 s. 5; No. 21 of 1986 s. 4.]