Include churches in divorces – Dienda

Elma Dienda

Popular Democratic Movement chief whip Elma Dienda wants the divorce bill to include the approval of churches when marriages end.

“Why is the opinion of the church not included? Before marriage there is compulsory premarital counselling.”

Dienda was contributing to the debate on the divorce bill in the National Assembly on Wednesday.

She further questioned justice minister Yvonne Dausab on whether consultations on the divorce bill included various religions, as traditions differ.

She called for the divorce bill to be subject to the new marriage bill, which stipulates that marriage is between people of the opposite sex.

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