The United Nations has condemned the practice of child marriage in Zimbabwe following the death of a 14-year-old girl after she gave birth at a church shrine, an incident that caused outrage among citizens and…
- The Guardian
The case has brought to the fore the practice of child marriage within Zimbabwe’s apostolic churches, which also allow polygamy.
The government has traditionally turned a blind eye to child marriage.
Zimbabwe has two sets of marriage laws, the Marriage Act and Customary Marriages Act.
Neither law gives a minimum age for marriage consent, while…