Compositions

Section 121

If insolvent partner enters into composition, trustee of partnership estate may take over his estate


(1)  When the estate of a partnership and the estate of a partner in that partnership are simultaneously under sequestration, the acceptance of an offer of composition by the separate creditors of the partner shall not take effect until the expiration of a period of six weeks as from the date of a notice in writing of that acceptance given by the trustee of the partner’s separate estate to the trustee of the partnership estate, or if the trustee of the partner’s estate is also the trustee of the partnership estate, as from the date of the acceptance. The said notice shall be accompanied by a copy of the deed embodying the composition.


(2)  At any time during the said period of six weeks the trustee of the partnership estate may take over the assets of the estate of the insolvent partner if he fulfils the obligations of the insolvent partner in terms of the composition except obligations to render any service or obligations which only the insolvent partner can fulfil: Provided that if the composition provides for the giving of any specific security, the Master shall determine what other security the trustee of the partnership estate may give in lieu thereof.