by Wongani Chipeta
The village head Samama(Mutola) in the area of Traditional Authority Kasumbu near Chilasamongo in Dedza is expected to register an underage girl-child marriage today afternoon, 26th September, Avant publications can reveal.
Sources have disclosed to Avant publications that the wedding registration was rejected by the Roman Catholic Church in the area as the girl is young. The girl(name withheld) is 15 years old.
Following the stand of the church the families decided to follow Traditional Wedding programme which two days ago was also cancelled following the community police leaders who told the families that the wedding was illegal as stipulated in the Republic of Malawi constitution.
The families agreed and all programs were seen to have been cancelled only to hear that the wedding officiation is on today, Saturday afternoon.