CAPE TOWN, The High Court in South Africa's Western Cape Province will continue hearing the case seeking legal recognition of Muslim marriages.
This comes after the Women's Legal Centre took the government to task for failing to put legislation in place to protect Muslim women. Muslim women represented by the Centre say when faced with a divorce, they are left vulnerable and penniless.
Shaykh Ihsaan Talip from the Muslim Judicial Council says the process to legally recognize Muslim marriages is long overdue.
The main relief that is being sort in this particular case is for the Government and the Legislature in particular to step forward and to step up to the plate in order to bring about legislation which will regulate and which will also serve as a framework for regulating the outcomes and the consequences of marriage and divorce.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK