50 Years In Jail If You Sleep With A Girl Under 22 Years: South Africa Goes Hard On Child Marriages


In a bid to protect girls and fight child marriage, the South African President Jacob Zuma has made a pronouncement, which outlaws child marriage, declaring that any person who marries a girl below the age of 22 will face 50 years in prison, and anyone who aids and abates a child marriage will also be convicted.


Child marriage remains a huge problem in many African countries, with young girls being forced to drop out of school, which puts their future at risk.

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