Botswana: Marriages of convenience on the rise – Batshu

Published: 4/Jun/2012
Source: Mmegi (Gaborone)

Marriages of convenience have become a common phenomenon in Botswana and if the nation is not careful, there could be serious consequences, Minister of Labour and Home Affairs Edwin Batshu has cautioned.

By Bame Piet

Speaking to the Monitor on Friday, he said that his ministry is currently investigating cases of ‘marriages of convenience’ which have lasted for only a short period of time before falling apart. So far, some people have approached his office to try to cancel the citizenship status of their spouses who have divorced them immediately after acquiring Botswana citizenship.

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Themes: Naturalisation and Marriage
Regions: Botswana
Year: 2012