Namibia women warned against marriage of convenience

Published: 27/Avr/2015
Source: Star Africa

Immigration minister Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana has warned young Namibian women to desist from entering into marriage of conveniences with foreign nationals.The Namibian on Monday quoted her as complaining that young women have misunderstood the concept of marriage which exposes them to risks of being used by foreigners, who often only marry locals in order to acquire Namibian citizenship.

“Our girls have understood marriage differently. It is no longer love, it is no longer about being together. It’s about meeting at the magistrate’s court, sign the [marriage] papers and divorce later,” she said.

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Themes: Acquisition de la nationalité, Discrimination, Sexuelle
Regions: Namibie, Afrique australe
Year: 2015