Marriages Bill: the reality on child brides and small houses

By Tinatswe Mhaka The Marriages Bill seeks among other things to consolidate all marriage laws in the country by repealing the current Customary Marriages Act (Chapter 5:07) and the Marriage Act (Chapter 5:11). However, a lot of murmurs have suggested that the Bill is about relationships before marriage and the empowerment of extramarital affairs, and …

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Marriages Bill: the reality on child brides and small houses

By Tinatswe Mhaka The Marriages Bill seeks among other things to consolidate all marriage laws in the country by repealing the current Customary Marriages Act (Chapter 5:07) and the Marriage Act (Chapter 5:11). However, a lot of murmurs have suggested that the Bill is about relationships before marriage and the empowerment of extramarital affairs, and …

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Gvt Strips Civil Partnerships Clause from Marriage Bill

Cabinet has been pressured to scrap the controversial and unpopular Clause 5 from the recently gazetted Marriages Bill. This emerged  during the 27th  Cabinet Decision matrix where Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa told members of the media that a presentation by Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi had necessitated  Section 40 of the Marriage Bill be removed. “Cabinet …

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