Great Dyke dwellers have overwhelmingly welcomed the marriage amendment bill which prohibits marriages of minors under the age of consent ,18 years and also stipulating it a punitive

Written by on May 13, 2019

A snap survey conducted by one of our reporters ,  Tatenda Gwezuva revealed that the practise was oppressive and  caused a lot of  challenges especially to families and a girl child as those marriages are normally a temporary measure.
Minister  of Justice Legal and Parliament  Affairs , Honourable Ziyambi revealed before parliament that  Constutional Court  judgement is not only  prohibiting  early child marriages  it stretches to other forms of unrecognized  marriages.
In a bid to settle challenges associated with this practice the  Constitutional Court  also stipulated that  it will empower chiefs and leaders of Apostolic sect as marriage officers and  an act which will allow issuing of certificates for polygamous unions.


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