ICYMI: Government may soon legalise Polyandry in South Africa

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In case you’ve missed it, the Department of Home Affairs has published a landmark green paper [policy document] calling for polyandry to be legally recognised as a form of marriage.

Polyandry is the reverse of polygamy, meaning a woman marries more than one man. Currently, in South Africa only polygamous marriages are allowed, this is, according to the Department of Home Affairs, complete discrimination and does not promote equality.

The department’s Green Paper on Marriages also puts forward proposals to recognise Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Rastafarian marriages.

ACDP leader Kenneth Meshoe and reality TV star polygamist Musa Mseleku have both opposed the proposed polyandry legislation in recent media interviews.

The topic has sparked a major debate on Twitter, here are some of the tweets: