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Blantyre lawyer and chair of the Malawi Law Society, John Gift Makhwawa, says marriage by reputation is in place to “protect the middle class who are no longer tied to those traditional beliefs. “Marriage now is more or less diluted.” Malawi’s clash of old and new is everywhere: paved streets are found not far from fields of maize, long hemlines become miniskirts in night-time dens of iniquity.
“The love was there but it was more to do with desperation,” he says.
Today, my colleagues at in Malawi say as far as they’re concerned, the two are married.
It estimates the rate at 40 to 65 per cent, a number comparable to developed world rates: 2003 Stats Canada numbers show that 40 per cent of couples in Canada will divorce before their 30th wedding anniversary.
And yet most Malawians still have close ties to traditional marriage customs.