A look at ukuthwala

The SA Law Reform Commission released a discussion paper on the cultural practice of ukuthwala, or a type of forced marriage where a young girl is abducted and then forcibly wed.

I looked into the practice for a piece on NoW!, which is no longer available as the site has been shut down.

Abstract:

The SA Law Reform Commission has called for forced marriages to be criminalised, legislation that would target those involved in forcing young women to marry in the tradition of ukuthwala.

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