Marriage Amendment Act 11 of 1964 – Gazette No. stream Certificate of publication of notice of intention to marry. Sixteen-year-old girls had been permitted to get married under special consent. 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. A person cannot be married under both the general law and customary at the same time. An HIV mother breastfeeding a baby: Did she commit a criminal offence? The spouses are also not liable for each other’s debts unless the debt is acquired jointly. Magistrate to be marriage officer for district. 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. (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. 9. (6) If the magistrate is not satisfied in terms of subsection (5), he shall refuse to issue a marriage licence. (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. Acts 42 of 1969, 3rd Sch., 1 of 1979, 1st Sch., 7 of 2011 Sch. 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 … ], 9          Publication of banns or notice of intention to marry or issue of marriage licence before marriage, (1) Subject to subsection (2), no marriage officer shall solemnize any marriage unless, in respect thereof and in terms of this Act or a prior law—, (a)        each of the parties has caused banns of marriage to be published; or, (b)        each of the parties has caused a notice of intention to marry to be published; or, (c)        one of the parties has caused banns of marriage to be published and, other has caused a notice of intention to marry to be published; or. 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. (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. ... married under chapter 5:11. 17. A customary law marriage is potentially polygamous. Any marriage which is validated by or is valid in terms of a prior law shall not be affected by the repeal of that law and anything done under any provision of that law shall be deemed to have been done under the corresponding provision of this Act, if any. (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. 13        Publication outside Zimbabwe of banns or notice of intention to marry, (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. It also means … CHAPTER 5:11 MARRIAGE ACT SIMPLIFIED ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS PART I PRELIMINARY Section 1. That title has now changed to the Marriage Act [Chapter 5: 11]. For legal aid to be granted the following tests must be satisfied: Law 48 of 1957. 5.9 Divorce and nullity of marriage. The correct legal term for this marriage is the “Customary marriage. marriage officer in lieu of a certificate or notice of intention to marry if the marriage officer is satisfied that publication of such banns or notice of intention is not required by the laws of that country. (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 �D Provided that no such application shall be made against the wishes of the minor if, since the date of the marriage, he has attained the age of eighteen years. Proof of age of parties to proposed marriage. to be my lawful wedded wife (or husband).”. (2) Any person, not being a marriage officer, who purports to solemnize a marriage shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding level seven or to. 5          Certain persons may in certain circumstances be deemed to have been marriage officers, (1) Whenever any person has acted as a marriage officer during any period in respect of which he was not a marriage officer under this Act or a prior law, and the Minister, is satisfied that such person did so in the bona fide belief that he was a marriage. place in or in the immediate vicinity of the ordinary place of worship of the congregation concerned. 34. (3) If the magistrate to whom an application in terms of subsection (1) is made is not satisfied that the proposed marriage may be legally solemnized, he shall, in order to, determine whether there is any lawful impediment to the marriage, interrogate each of. PART IV. 237. rites or the rites of any religion, and such person shall, for the purposes of this Act, be known as a minister of religion. amalgamates with any other religious denomination or organization, it shall immediately inform the Minister thereof. It also seeks to … 3. (2) No person shall be entitled to a refund of any fee paid in respect of a certificate. AN ACT to provide for the solemnization of customary marriages; to regulate certain other incidents in connection with such marriages and to prevent the pledging of children. marriage, such marriage officer may issue the relevant certificate or solemnize the marriage, as the case may be, and such magistrate need take no further action. 15. [Date of commencement: 1st March, 1965.] x��ZYo�F~����a�����7�c+^xe�R��`itxaK�m�H~�V�AVsXlJ ��12�S]]���UE�rx�[�\�Y%���]S))d_}�8��������������S�����0��o�c�P�����8�3�z:�E2ň����� �Rq��e�l'E�,aܜl�,ɆT��l��>T8Of�-.��e������^~�������i�{'�K�#�f�uS��0�d�g�,���Nd��ˊ�S)���6�M�ټ�7aT1�Z9�U�k��"�?km7Oj�7o�?/j�½��� �퀥���S�s�5rsR�6��^׍ڼ�_�����_y.��ZN:�+���MI� S �A�Έ>�zRk�d��_���� ŶA]�8>Ehe�y��V}��p�/���108a���I��z) �-����q�(w��������9v��� o�a��۽�n;��� But this does not relate same where the marriage under the Marriage Act precedes a customary marriage. 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. MARRIAGES BILL, 2019 M emorandum. 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. In 1982, the defendant “married” another wife in terms of (Chapter 5:11) even though their customary law marriage was still in subsistence. 21. %PDF-1.5 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? This came at a meeting organised by a civic society group to unpack the proposed amendments to the Marriages Act section 40 in Bulawayo. 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. (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. 29. (3) No person shall, under this Act, be capable of contracting a valid marriage through any other person acting as his representative. 7. 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. Legality of marriages between persons within certain degrees of affinity. (2) A party to a proposed marriage within Zimbabwe may, if the law of the country in which he is ordinarily resident does not require the publication of banns of marriage, or of notice of intention to marry, lodge with the marriage officer concerned a certificate issued by an appropriate authority in that country to the effect that there is, no impediment to the proposed marriage, and such certificate shall be accepted by the. 27        Certain marriage officers may refuse to solemnize certain marriages, Nothing contained in this Act shall be construed as compelling a marriage officer who is—, (a)        a minister of religion, to solemnize a marriage which would not, conform to the rites or discipline of his religious denomination or organization; or. “magistrate” means any magistrate appointed in terms of the Magistrates Court Act. Marriage can be any of the three formally recognised types, namely civil marriages (Chapter 5:11 formerly Chapter 37), registered customary law marriages (Chapter 5:07) … Zimbabwe recognizes two types of divorces, the simple or uncontested divorce and the opposed or contested divorce. 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. 34        Penalty for failure to comply with section 31, Any marriage officer who knowingly fails to comply with section thirty-one shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding one level five to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and such imprisonment. Marriage Act.pdf (177.00 KB, 31.2K views) Also In This Category. The plaintiff must first prove that defendant was in an adulterous affair with his/her spouse. (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. (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 potentially polygamous marriage must produce a copy of their marriage certificate with their late spouse together with the death certificate. (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. (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. -, 2. Attachments. Short title. 734, No. delivered to the marriage officer in respect of the marriage. the potentially polygamous marriage must produce a copy of their marriage certificate with their late spouse … Acts 42 of 1969, 3rd Sch., 1 of 1979, 1st Sch., 7 of 2011 Sch. 2. Certain persons may in certain circumstances be deemed to have been. 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 … The type of marriage recognised in this section of the act is universally described as a civil union marriage or monogamous union. the immediate vicinity of his office for a continuous period of fifteen days. 4. (1) Any party who desires the publication of a notice of intention to marry shall apply in the manner prescribed to a magistrate to publish such notice. Registration Book, such particulars as may be prescribed of every duplicate original register filed by him. (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. “I call upon these persons here present to witness that I, A.B., do take C.D. (i)         such permission shall not relieve the parties to the proposed marriage from the obligation to comply with all other requirements of this Act; (ii)        such permission shall not be necessary if by reason of any such other. �}iM�(q�(-&�w`�+o���؟�V0���5� 8C�����:z�����]�O=��o2�?��@�DBO��dpE �Ha�� ��w�LL�� ,�M0��h �C�,�� (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. Revocation of designation as marriage officer. 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. This Marriages Bill, 2019, repeals and replaces the current Customary Marriages Act [Chapter 5:07] and the Marriage Act [Chapter 5:11]. Legal aid is available for a court application relating to divorce or nullity of marriage. (4) If only one of the parties concerned has so resided in such district it shall, for the purposes of section nine, be deemed that only such party caused such notice to be. 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The customary marriage will not be valid for purposes of the Act 12 . endobj (ii)        if any legal guardian refuses his consent, a judge of the High Court may grant consent to the marriage, and the consent of the judge so given shall have the same effect as if it had been given by the legal guardian whose consent is refused. In this Act- "Registrar-General", "Civil Registrar", "Marriage Officer" mean respectively Registrar-General of Marriages, Civil Registrar of Marriages and Marriage Officer under this Act; Cap. (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. complete two duplicate original registers of that entry, inserting therein the same particulars as appear in the entry. The term monogamy is used to describe an exclusive union between no more than two people. (d)        a marriage licence has been issued. 237. 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. endobj Magistrate to be marriage officer for district. Acts 81/1964, 6/1967 (s. 15), 35/1967.(s. (2) Every such marriage register book and the duplicate originals thereof shall be in the form prescribed and every entry therein shall include all the particulars required, (3) Every such entry shall be signed by the marriage officer and by the parties, married and shall be attested by at least two witnesses of or above the age of eighteen years and each of the duplicate original registers of such entry shall be signed and, (4) One duplicate original register of the entry shall be delivered to the parties and the other shall, as soon as possible but not later than thirty days after the date of the, marriage, be transmitted to the Registrar, together with any declaration, proof of consent, certificate or other document required by this Act or any other law to be. No other marriage can be contracted by a person during the subsistence of a monogamous marriage. 2 Community of property excluded from … Blessing of a marriage. (4) For the purpose of any interrogation in terms of subsection (3), the magistrate may administer an oath to each such party. 10. 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. (1) Parties desiring to marry without the publication of banns or notice of intention to marry may personally apply to a magistrate for a licence to marry without the publication of banns or notice to marry. 35. 5. “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. (1) A marriage may be solemnized at any time. PART II MARRIAGE OFFICERS 3. Certain marriage officers may refuse to solemnize certain marriages. 15        Certificate of publication of notice of intention to marry, (1) Subject to section nineteen, any magistrate who has in terms of section fourteen published a notice of intention to marry shall, on the application of either of the, persons desiring to marry and on payment to him of the prescribed fee, if any, issue to. (2) Regulations made in terms of subsection (1) may provide for—. Period of validity of banns, notice of intention to marry and marriage licence. THE Bill merges all marriage laws into one Act. Application No. “minister of religion” means a person designated and registered as a marriage officer in terms of section four; “prior law” means the Marriage Act [Chapter 177 of 1963] or the Validation of, “Registrar” means the Registrar of Marriages referred to in section thirty. It repeals Chapter 22 of the Marriages Act, which had allowed child marriages. 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