Authorities in Mzimba have stopped the officiation of a marriage in Traditional Authority (T/A) Chindi area in Mzimba because the groom is under aged.

It has been discovered that the boy is 16 years old while the girl is 18 and both are standard seven dropouts.

In a wedding invitation card which was circulating of social media, the two planned to officiate their wedding on 20th September 2023 at Jarawe CCAP Church.

Parents from both sides were aware of the marriage and lobola had already been given to the bride’s family.

However. the bride’s family has since agreed to return the bride price (lobola) that was paid.

The boy comes from Zitchoke Mgawadere village, group Village headman Mpeyama Gondwe and the girl hails from Dumba village both in the area of T/A Chindi in the district.

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