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8 .         Execution generally

                Subject to sections 17 and 20 and Parts XA, X and XI, a will is not valid unless —

            (a)         it is in writing; and

            (b)         it is signed by the testator or signed in the testator’s name by some other person in the testator’s presence and by the testator’s direction, in such place on the will so that it is apparent on the face of the will that the testator intended to give effect by the signature to the writing signed as the testator’s will; and

            (c)         the testator makes or acknowledges the signature in the presence of at least 2 witnesses present at the same time; and

            (d)         the witnesses attest and subscribe the will in the presence of the testator but no publication or form of attestation is necessary.

        [Section 8 amended: No. 69 of 1987 s. 4; No. 27 of 2007 s. 7; No. 47 of 2012 s. 4.]

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