All the bells and whistles: why HHP’s customary marriage is legit

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All the bells and whistles: why HHP’s customary marriage is legit

While traditional rituals evolve, the Appeal Court has distilled three requirements for a customary union to be legal

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While the rituals surrounding a customary African marriage have morphed and evolved since time immemorial, the Supreme Court of Appeal last week decided on three key requirements for a union to be binding, no matter how abbreviated the process has become in modern life.  

This after an appeal was lodged by the father of the late rapper Jabulani “HHP” Tsambo, who wanted the court to declare that his son’s contentious 2016 customary marriage to publicist Lerato Sengadi had never been concluded.

He lost in the appeal court...

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