The practice of ukuthwala
Verdict in ukuthwala case welcomed
The courts upheld the conviction and sentencing of a man who abducted and raped a 14-year-old girl.
The man married a 14-year-old girl against her will, claiming it was a customary marriage of ‘ukuthwala’.1636 days ago
The Commission for Gender Equality says the practice should be completely eradicated.1746 days ago
The cultural practice, defined as marriage by capture, has seen girls as young as 12 kidnapped and married.1746 days ago
Cultural analysts say the practice of ukuthwala continues despite South Africa’s legislation.2034 days ago