oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - The dichotomy of marriage by customary and by civil rites - a note on a recent Swaziland decision

Volume 11, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



The recent case of Dladla v Dlamini (Court of Appeal for Swaziland, February 17 1977 reported in CILSA July 1977) involved the consideration by the court of the effect of a marriage by civil rites upon a subsisting customary union. Action for damages had successfully been instituted in the Swazi National Court by a plaintiff husband on the ground of his wife's adultery with defendant.

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