There will be one Act of Parliament governing marriages in Zimbabwe and the new Act will also update the law in line with the Constitution. 21. Every magistrate shall, by virtue of his office and so long as he holds such office, be a marriage officer for the district in which he holds office. (2) Upon payment of the prescribed fee, the Registrar shall—, (a)        on application made in writing, cause a search to be made in the. such person a certificate to the effect that such notice was so published. & Others (Const. It repeals Chapter 22 of the Marriages Act, which had allowed child marriages. The first type is the easiest to achieve since both parties wish to terminate the marriage and have agreed to the broad terms of the separation. of such banns or such notice, as the case may be, was duly made according to the law of such country. 7          Revocation of designation as marriage officer, (1) The Minister may, on the ground of misconduct or for any other good cause, and where possible after consultation with the authority governing the religious, denomination or organization concerned, revoke in writing the designation of any, (2) Where a minister of religion severs his connection with any religious denomination or organization in respect of which he was appointed a marriage, officer, he shall forthwith cease to be a marriage officer. In solemnizing any marriage the marriage officer, if he is a minister of religion, may follow the rites usually observed by his religious denomination or organization, but if, he is any other marriage officer he shall cause each of the parties in some part of the proceedings to make the following declaration—, “I do solemnly declare that I know not of any lawful impediment why, I, A.B., may not be joined in matrimony to C.D., here present.”, and each of the parties shall say to the other—. (3) If such marriage officer or magistrate is not satisfied in terms of subsection (2), he shall refuse to issue the relevant certificate or solemnize the marriage, as the case may. The correct legal term for this marriage is the “Civil” or “Monogamous” marriage. A marriage contracted in terms of the Marriage Act [Chapter 5:11] (once known as the Chapter 37 marriage). Penalty for failure to comply with section 31. (5) Every notice referred to in subsection (3) shall state the full names, condition and residential address of each of the parties desiring to marry. Chiroto v Hunda (HC 2679/12) [2015] ZWHHC 276 (12 March 2015); Mudzuru & Another v Ministry of Justice, Legal & Parliamentary Affairs (N.O.) Law 48 of 1957. (a)        the person who makes publication of the relevant banns of marriage or notice of intention to marry: Provided that, in the case of banns published in terms of paragraph, (a) of subsection (2) of section eleven, any person desiring to raise any objection may do so orally, and such objector shall, if so required by the person making the publication, confirm such objection in writing; or, (b)        the magistrate who issues a marriage licence in respect of such, (c)        the marriage officer who is to solemnize such marriage. (5) Every marriage officer shall at all reasonable times, upon payment of the prescribed fee, if any, allow searches to be made in the marriage register books in his, 32        Registration of marriages by Registrar, (1) The Registrar shall file in his office all duplicate original registers and other documents transmitted to him in terms of this Act and shall forthwith register, in a, book to be kept in his office for that purpose and to be called the Marriage. MARRIAGES BILL, 2019 M emorandum. Blessing of a marriage. period during which publication of the banns was made, and may contain such further particulars as such minister of religion may think fit. 15. delivered to the marriage officer in respect of the marriage. The spouse who is filing for divorce must establish one of the grounds whether or not the divorce is contested; however, the court will examine the … (2) Any marriage solemnized during such period by any person who is in terms of a direction under subsection (1) deemed to have been a marriage officer in respect thereof, shall, if such marriage was in every other respect solemnized in accordance with this Act or a prior law, as the case may be, and there was no lawful impediment thereto, be as valid and binding as it would have been if such person had been a marriage officer in respect of such period. CHAPTER 5:11 MARRIAGE ACT SIMPLIFIED ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS PART I PRELIMINARY Section 1. ss 00-00 CONSTITUTION OF ZIMBABWE 1 CHAPTER 5:12 MARRIED PERSONS PROPERTY ACT Acts 10/1928, 10/1959 (ss. (c)        the custody and disposal of marriage register books; (d)        the fees payable for any certificate issued or any other act performed in terms of this Act. Marriage Registration Book and of duplicate original registers filed by him; (b)        subject to subsection (3), issue certified copies of a duplicate original register filed by him. (2) The magistrate to whom an application in terms of subsection (1) is made shall, require each of the parties to furnish him with their full names, age, condition and residential address and may put to each of them such questions as he may deem. PART II, 3          Magistrate to be marriage officer for district. [Date of commencement: 1 January 1929.] Short title. Interpretation. Proof of age of parties to proposed marriage. Marriage Act.pdf (177.00 KB, 31.2K views) Also In This Category. This occurs in the following circumstances: (i) Whilst married to B under Chapter 5:11 and the marriage has not been legally dissolved, B enters into another marriage with C, whether under Chapter 5:07 or through paying lobola or by entering into another Chapter 5:11 marriage. or. Application No. (1) It shall not be lawful for any marriage officer, other than a minister of religion, to demand or receive any gift or reward for or by reason of anything done or to be done by him as a marriage officer in terms of this Act. Sixteen-year-old girls had been permitted to get married under special consent. Prohibition of marriage of persons under certain ages. the potentially polygamous marriage must produce a copy of their marriage certificate with their late spouse together with the death certificate. 3 0 obj %���� 21/1973 (s. 66), 41/1978 (s. 4), 17/1979 (s. 7), 29/1981 (s. 59), 15/l982 (s. 3), 18/1989.(s. amalgamates with any other religious denomination or organization, it shall immediately inform the Minister thereof. preceding the date of the receipt of such application. licence which has lapsed by virtue of subsection (1). It is important to understand that marriages under Marriage Act Chapter 5:11 are dealt with at the High Court either in Harare or in Bulawayo. stream (6) If the magistrate is not satisfied in terms of subsection (5), he shall refuse to issue a marriage licence. Marriage, Divorce, Estate, Community of Property, Marriage Officer, License, Banns, Midlands State University Law Review Journal, University of Zimbabwe Student Law Review Journal, Case note on Zimbabwe Law Officers Association & Anor v National Prosecuting Authorities & Ors CCZ -1-19, Guilt by association: the over-extension of the doctrine of common purpose, Devolution demystified: Emerging debates and prospects for devolution in Zimbabwe A discussion paper, The State is not above the law: Enforcing a judgment against the State when it fails to comply with a judgement, The Role of the Criminal Law in the Protection of Women Against Gender-Based Violence: Case note on S v Jeri HH-516-17, Accessing information held by the State and State institutions Case note on Hitschmann v City of Mutare & Anor HH-211-16. 23. In Zimbabwean civil law, the Marriage Act of Zimbabwe only recognises monogamous marriages. 13. In Zimbabwe, the system that governs property rights in marriage is known as out of community of property. It proposes to merge and reconcile the Marriages Act (Ch 5:11) and Customary Marriages Act (Chapter 5:07) and confer equal property rights to parties of both respective marriages. Married Persons Property Act [Chapter 5:12] The Married Persons Property Act identifies the property regime that is to apply to all marriages that are solemnized in Zimbabwe. 17        Period of validity of banns, notice of intention to marry and marriage licence, (1) Unless a marriage is solemnized in pursuance of banns of marriage or notice of intention to marry published, or a marriage licence issued, under this Act within three, months of the first date of publication of such banns or notice or the date of issue of. This Marriages Bill, 2019, repeals and replaces the current Customary Marriages Act [Chapter 5:07] and the Marriage Act [Chapter 5:11]. %PDF-1.5 Legality of marriages between persons within certain degrees of affinity. officer during that period, he may direct in writing that such person shall for all purposes be deemed to have been a marriage officer during such period under this Act or a prior law, as the case may be. No other marriage can be contracted by a person during the subsistence of a monogamous marriage. (i)         is required to issue a certificate in terms of section twelve or fifteen; (ii)        is to solemnize the marriage; or, (b)        the magistrate who has issued a marriage licence in terms of section, such marriage officer or magistrate, as the case may be, shall inquire into the ground of objection and, if satisfied that there is no lawful impediment to the proposed. Application for publication and acceptance of banns. For legal aid to be granted the following tests must be satisfied: Before Sections 78(1) and 81(1) of the Constitution came into effect, Section 22(1) of the Marriage Act (Chapter 5:11) provided that a … 23        Proof of age of parties to proposed marriage, If parties appear before a marriage officer for the purpose of contracting a marriage with each other and such marriage officer suspects that either of them is of an age, which debars him or her from contracting a valid marriage, he shall refuse to solemnize a marriage between them unless he is furnished, to his satisfaction, with. 34. was no other lawful impediment thereto, direct in writing that it shall for all purposes be a valid marriage. marriage in question is entered to make a like correction to the entry in that book. (3) Where the marriage of a minor is intended to be solemnized after the publication of banns or after the publication of a notice of intention to marry, then, if any legal guardian whose consent to the marriage is required under this section forbids the marriage and gives notice thereof to the marriage officer before he solemnizes the same, the publication of banns or of any notice of intention to marry shall be void unless the consent of a judge of the High Court to the marriage is granted. 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The customary marriage will not be valid for purposes of the Act 12 . “It is also called a potentially polygynous marriage because it only allows a man, if he so wishes to marry more than one wife. (2) A marriage officer shall solemnize any marriage in a church or other building used for religious service, or in a public office or private dwelling-house or other. 6          Change of name of religious denomination or organization and amalgamation of religious denominations or organizations, (1) A change in the name of a religious denomination or organization or the amalgamation of a religious denomination or organization with any other religious, denomination or organization shall not affect the designation as a marriage officer of any person who was so designated by virtue of his occupying any post or holding any. An HIV mother breastfeeding a baby: Did she commit a criminal offence? Marriage Act, Chapter 5:11. Designation of ministers of religion and other persons as marriage officers. 24        Legality of marriages between persons within certain degrees of affinity, “spouse” means a former spouse, whether living or dead. That title has now changed to the Marriage Act [Chapter 5: 11]. Law 48 of 1957. Commencement date: 28 February 1964. -, 2. [Date of commencement: 1 January 1929.] CCZ 39/. Formerly Chapter 238, this type of marriage now exists under the Customary Marriages Act [Chapter 5: 07]. However, the majority of marriages in Zimbabwe are customary; the relevant African Marriages Act of Zimbabwe recognises both polygamous and "potentially polygamous" unions. (2) A certificate in terms of subsection (1) shall state the full names, age, condition and residential address of each of the parties concerned and the dates on which or. ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS. be, and such magistrate shall take steps to cancel the marriage licence. The marriage laws in Zimbabwe are presently scattered in nine different pieces of legislation, namely the Marriage Act (Chapter 5.11), which governs civil marriages; Customary Marriages Act (Chapter 5.07), covering the customary law marriage; Married Persons Property Act, detailing the marital property regime; Matrimonial Causes Act… to be my lawful wedded wife (or husband).”. 4. (b)        are divorced or are living apart and the sole guardianship of such minor has not been granted to either of them by order of the High Court or a judge thereof. Time and place for, and presence of parties and witnesses at, solemnization of marriage. This Marriages Bill, 2019, repeals and replaces the current Customary Marriages Act [Chapter 5:07] and the Marriage Act [Chapter 5:11]. that marriage shall, if there was no other lawful impediment thereto, be as valid as it would have been if those provisions had been strictly complied with. requirement the consent of a judge is necessary and has been granted. The proposed Marriages Bill, 2017 seeks to harmonise marriage laws in Zimbabwe and bring the governance of marriages under a single Act. complete two duplicate original registers of that entry, inserting therein the same particulars as appear in the entry. PART IV. such licence, such banns or notice or licence, as the case may be, shall lapse and no marriage shall be solemnized in pursuance thereof. [amended by Act 22 of 2001, with effect from the 10th September, 2002. Acts 81/1964, 6/1967 (s. 15), 35/1967.(s. <> oversight on the part of any person respons-ible for such publication or such issue. The courts (the High Court for marriages registered in terms of Chapter 5:11, formerly Chapter 37 or Chapter 5:07, formerly Chapter 238) and the Magistrate Courts for Chapter 5:07 marriages only) are empowered to make orders in relation to the division, apportionment or distribution of the assets of the divorcing couple. 18        Informalities in publication of banns or notice of intention to marry or in issue of marriage licence, Where in the case of any marriage solemnized after the 1st March, 1965, the provisions of this Act relating to the publication of banns or notice of intention to, marry or to the issue of a marriage licence, or the applicable provisions of any law of, a country outside Zimbabwe relating to the publication of banns or notice of intention to marry, have not been strictly complied with by reason of an error, omission or. Short title. 2. (3) No person shall, under this Act, be capable of contracting a valid marriage through any other person acting as his representative. 18. Customary Marriages Act, Chapter 5:07: Official authorities in charge of registering a marriage: Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Registrar General Office: Organizational structure : Centralized: Legal age for marriage: 18 years for males and females: Is there a legal obligation to register marriages? Clause 5 states that a civil marriage is contracted in terms of the general law of Zimbabwe and is monogamous. Acts 42 of 1969, 3rd Sch., 1 of 1979, 1st Sch., 7 of 2011 Sch. It proposes to merge and reconcile the Marriages Act (Ch 5:11) and Customary Marriages Act (Chapter 5:07) and confer equal property rights to parties of both respective marriages. Marriage Act.pdf (177.00 KB, 31.2K views) Also In This Category. In terms of section 68 (3)Where a customary marriage precedes that under the Marriage Act, both marriages are regarded as valid for purposes of the Act and the Marriage Act marriage is regarded as a customary marriage 11. Registration of marriages by Registrar. This has been the law in Zimbabwe since the 1929 Married Person Property Act. “The plaintiff and defendant are no longer compatible and they have not lived in the manner of husband and wife for more than 12 months,” read part of the court papers. If a person is a single African and his or her parents are married under the Marriage Act [Chapter 5:11], that person’s estate should be … The correct legal term for this marriage is the “Customary marriage. A widow or widower intending to get married in terms of the Marriage Act (Chapter 5:11) must produce a Certificate from the Master of the High Court. place approved by such marriage officer, in the presence of the parties themselves and at least two witnesses of or above the age of eighteen years. Publication outside Zimbabwe of banns or notice of intention to marry. 32), 20/1968, 42/1971 (s. 5), 37/1972. (2) If any person referred to in subsection (1) who was not capable of contracting a valid marriage without the written permission of the Minister in terms of this Act, contracted a marriage without such permission and the Minister considers such, marriage to be desirable and in the interests of the parties concerned, he may, if such marriage was in every other respect solemnized in accordance with this Act and there. <> the potentially polygamous marriage must produce a copy of their marriage certificate with their late spouse … Moreover, most of these customary marriages are unregistered. (1) A marriage may be solemnized by a marriage officer only. (3) If the principal public divine service of a denomination or organization is held weekly on a day other than a Sunday, publication of banns in terms of paragraph (a), of subsection (2) may be made during such a service on such day instead of on a, 12        Certificate of publication of banns, (1) Subject to section nineteen, a minister of religion shall, on the application of either of the persons desiring to marry and after banns of marriage have been. rites or the rites of any religion, and such person shall, for the purposes of this Act, be known as a minister of religion. (2) A marriage officer, other than a magistrate, may receive such remuneration ordinarily paid to a minister of religion in terms of the rules and regulations of his … The term harmonisation in this context means that the laws should be united together and couched under one Act of Parliament as opposed to having different Acts being the Marriage Act (Chapter 5:11) and the Customary Marriages Act (Chapter 5:07). 37), 22/2001; S.I’s 213/1982, 666/1983. 17. A widow or widower intending to get married in terms of the Customary Marriages Act (Chapter 5:07) i.e. 21        Marriage of minors without consent voidable but not void, (1) Where a marriage of a minor which requires the consent of his legal guardian or legal guardians or the consent of a judge under section twenty is contracted without, such consent, the marriage shall not by reason of that fact be void, but may be set, aside and declared to be void by the High Court in its discretion if his legal guardian or legal guardians, whose consent was required but not obtained, makes application, therefor within a period of six weeks, calculated from the date on which he or they first had notice of such marriage, or within such further period as the court may. 1. But this does not relate same where the marriage under the Marriage Act precedes a customary marriage. BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate and the House of Assembly of the Union of South Africa, as follows: 1. (2) An application referred to in subsection (1) shall—, (a)        state the full names, age, condition and residential address of each of the parties; and, (b)        bear the signature of each of the parties and be dated by either of. This Marriages Bill, 2019, repeals and replaces the current Customary Marriages Act [Chapter 5:07] and the Marriage Act [Chapter 5:11].There will be one Act of Parliament governing marriages in Zimbabwe and the new Act … However, the new Act refers to civil marriage in chapter 5 clause 11. 7. Magistrate to be marriage officer for district. 288. According to the Constitution and Marriage Act (Chapter 5:11), formerly known as Chapter 37, a civil marriage can only be entered into by heterosexual people, in a union that is monogamous. Incidence. PART II MARRIAGE OFFICERS 3. (1) Banns of marriage or a notice of intention to marry, as the case may be, published in a country outside Zimbabwe shall, for the purposes of this Act, be regarded as having been published in Zimbabwe, but a marriage officer shall not solemnize any marriage in pursuance thereof unless there is produced to him proof that publication of such banns or such notice, as the case may … endobj Dzvova v Minister of Education Sports and Culture and Others (91/06) ((91/06)) [2007] ZWSC 26 (09 October 2007); Sango v Trustees, Anglican Diocese of Manicaland, Church of the Province of Central Africa & Others; Dumbura v Trustees, Anglican Diocese of Manicaland, Church of the Province of Central Africa & 2 Others (CCZ 1/18, Constitutional Application Nos. 2 0 obj Acts 42 of 1969, 3rd Sch., 1 of 1979, 1st Sch., 7 of 2011 Sch. Legal aid is available for a court application relating to divorce or nullity of marriage. 2 Community of property excluded from … Formerly Chapter 238, this type of marriage now exists under the Customary Marriages Act [Chapter 5: 07]. (2) A certificate in terms of subsection (1) shall state the full names, age, condition and residential address of each of the parties as well as the period during which such. necessary to determine whether any lawful impediment exists to the proposed marriage. The court heard that Maridza and Mr Chivandire wedded under Chapter 5.11 of the Marriage Act which prohibits a man or a woman from marrying more than one spouse. 4 0 obj 10        Application for publication and acceptance of banns, (1) Any party who desires to cause banns of marriage to be published shall deliver or cause to be delivered to any minister of religion at least two days prior to the intended, publication or at any time prior to such publication, which such minister of religion, may in his discretion allow, a written application to publish such banns: Provided that no such application to publish such banns shall be accepted by a, minister of religion unless the party concerned has resided in the area in which such minister of religion holds office for a period of at least fourteen days immediately. Marriage Amendment Act 11 of 1964 – Gazette No. “magistrate” means any magistrate appointed in terms of the Magistrates Court Act. 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