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South Africa considers law to allow women marry more than one husband

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The proposed law has been submitted to MPs for consideration

• South Africa currently allows polygamy under its marriage laws
• MPs are debating the bill but the public will also be allowed to make inputs
• A woman can marry more than one husband if the law is passed

The South African government has introduced a new green paper on marriages that allows polyandry in the country.

Polyandry is an arrangement when one woman is allowed to marry more than one husband.

This week, MPs started deliberations on the new paper on marriage.

The green paper was published by the department of home affairs. One of the proposals in it is the recognition of polyandry, a local news portal reported.

Even though the public has until the end of June to comment, the proposal has triggered heated debate on the part of MPs.

Leader of the Al Jama-ah party (one of the small parties) Ganief Hendricks expressed worry and disgust at the bill.

During a plenary hybrid sitting of parliament on Tuesday, Hendricks said he was concerned by the polyandrous marriage proposal in the green paper.

“I am very concerned by the provision in the green paper of the Marriage Act where women are allowed to take more than one husband. You can imagine when a child is born, more DNA tests will be needed to discover who the father is. The problem is only going to get worse,” he said.

The comments however outraged an MP for the main opposition Democratic Alliance, DA, party; MP Natasha Mazzone fumed at the views expressed by her colleague.

“I would like you to refer to what the last speaker, who I will not refer to as honourable, has just said. He was insulting to every woman in this country regarding the rights of women to have multiple husbands and the rights of men to have multiple wives,” said Mazzone.

“In this day and age, in the year 2021, to think that a public representative of this country would dare stand up in the parliament of SA and say something like that is an absolute disgrace. I want it referred to the ethics committee and may I say that the only woman in this country who would possibly feel that way is his wife,” she added.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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Rare Video Of The Point Between Lybia and Italy Where The Mediterranean Sea Does Not Mix

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Rare Video Of The Point Between Lybia and Italy Where The Mediterranean Sea Does Not Mix

Pedawan.com has chanced  On a New video Circulating online where the Mediterranean Sea between Lybia and Italy do not mix

Apparently ,the video has got Netizens talking considering the fact that the two sea does not mix though they are very close – In normal circumstances it should be mixing

This ,has been ,some of  the route for immigrants from Africa who want to enter Europe to enjoy supposedly Better life

 

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Former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda has died

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• A former Zambian president has died

• Kenneth Kaunda was at the forefront of Zambia’s independence struggle

• He was 97

Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, a former president of Zambia, has died.

The man who was one of the men at the forefront of the struggle for Zambia’s independence from British rule died at 97, an announcement on Thursday, June 17, 2021, has said.

Also known as KK, former president Kaunda had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment at a military hospital in Lusaka, reports herald.co.zw.

He recently asked for prayers from all Zambians and the international community when he got into the hospital.

Kaunda ruled Zambia from 1964, when the country got independence from Britain, until 1991.

He was one of the few surviving liberation heroes in the region.

His death has come at a time when Zambia is battling a surge in Covid-19 cases.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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18-yr-old boy arrested for using a gigantic fake gun to rob a couple of ₵8,600

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A young armed robber, Emmanuel Peace has been arrested for specializing in robbing people with a huge dummy gun.

The suspect was arrested on Sunday night, June 13, 2021, by men of the Okpanam Police Division in a response to a distressed call received that an armed robber entered into the house of the distressed caller forcing victims that do not have cash to transfer money to his account.

The command’s spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, in a statement said on getting to the scene, the police cordoned the area and arrested the suspect with a wooden dummy gun.

“The suspect had already successfully forced an aged couple to transfer the sum of N600,000 to an account number owned by one Anwanga Abasi Nathaniel Udo.

Other exhibit recovered from the suspect includes two knives and one torchlight,” he said.

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