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 lavaud 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.