Deceased Brother's Widow's Marriage Act, 1926
- Commenced on 12 October 1926
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 1996.]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Deceased Brother's Widow's Marriage Act.
2. InterpretationIn this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—"brother" includes a brother of the half-blood.
3. Marriage with a deceased brother's widow not to be void as a civil contract except in certain casesNo marriage heretofore or hereafter contracted between a man and his deceased brother's widow within Zambia or without, shall be deemed to have been or shall be void or voidable, as a civil contract, by reason only of such affinity:Provided that—
4. Saving of existing rights and interest claim by the Republic
5. Marriage by a man to the divorced wife of his brother or wife of his brother who has divorced his brother unlawful during lifetime of such brotherNotwithstanding anything contained in this Act or the Matrimonial Causes Act, 1857, of the United Kingdom, it shall not be lawful for a man to marry the divorced wife of his brother, or the wife of his brother who has divorced his brother during the lifetime of such brother.
6. Liability of minister to ecclesiastical censureNothing in this Act shall relieve a minister of any church, denomination or religious body from any ecclesiastical censure, to which he would have been liable if this Act had not been passed by reason of his having contracted or hereafter contracting a marriage with his deceased brother's widow.
History of this document
12 October 1926