Parliament has heard that over 61, 000 divorce cases were granted in Local Courts in Zambia from the period 2016 to 2019, while over 1,000 divorce cases were granted in the High Court under the same period.

Justice Minister Given Lubinda confirmed in parliament today, following a question from Lufubu Member of Parliament, Gift Chiyalika, who asked on how many divorce petitions were granted in the High Court as well as in the Local Courts countrywide, from 2016 to 2019, year by year, during the question for oral answer.

And Mr. Lubinda has attributed the abuse of social media as one of the many causes of divorce in Zambia.

Mr. Lubinda further noted that couples are finding it easier to get divorced in local courts than in any other courts in the country.

High court

2016- 361

2017-344

2018-287

2019-307

-Local court

2016-18417

2017-13900

2018-16751

2019-12431

 

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.