oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - baNgwaketse marriage and dissolution of marriage (Conclusion)
|Article Title||baNgwaketse marriage and dissolution of marriage (Conclusion)|
|© Publisher:||Institute of Foreign and Comparative Law|
|Journal||Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa|
|Publication Date||Nov 1970|
|Pages||325 - 347|
|Keyword(s)||Botwana, Customary law, Polygamy and Second marriages|
Marriage is by customary rite a polygamous or potentially polygamous union between man and woman. Today it is unlawful for a man married by customary rite to remarry during the subsistence of his marriage except under certain circumstances. Where a man has been married by customary rite for more than ten years and his wife has not given birth to a child, the man is entitled to remarry, although he is not entitled to divorce his first wife. In remarrying he may adopt one of two courses.
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