Lusaka court voids attempt by man to wed another woman who is still legally married


The Lusaka City Council (LCC)has dismissed a marriage application by a Congolese businessman and Malawian woman both based in Zambia following an objection that the woman is still married to a Zambian man.

LCC Public Relations Manager, Chola Mwamba, in a statement on Monday in Lusaka said the couple was supposed to receive their marriage certificate under the Marriage Act of the laws of Zambia but the local authority declared their application as null and void.

Mwamba said this was after an objection from the woman’s legally married husband who was tipped by members of the public that his wife was today getting married to her long time Congolese boyfriend.

She has in this vein advised all those wishing to get married under the Marriage Act to follow the right procedure, especially if they are getting married for the second time and make the application with genuine intentions.

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“The local authority would also like to advise all those seeking to be married under the Marriage Act to make the application with genuine intentions,” Mwamba said.

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