Victims challenge customary marriages involving 16-year-olds


A CONSTITUTIONAL test case in which two victims of child marriages filed a lawsuit challenging government to outlaw marriages involving 16-year-olds will be heard in the Constitutional Court this Wednesday.

The ground–breaking application by Loveness Mudzuru (19) and Ruvimbo Tsopodzi (18) – which was filed in November last year – seeks to ensure the protection of children’s rights by challenging the Customary Marriages Act which allows 16-year-old girls to get married.

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