Court grants Nigerian pastor right to marry South African sweetheart

Ban on asylum-seeker marriages ruled unconstitutional

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Three years after he popped the question, a Nigerian pastor will finally be able to marry his South African sweetheart — after the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled that the department of home affairs’ ban on asylum-seeker marriages was unconstitutional.

The appeal court backed a 2018 Port Elizabeth High Court ruling that stated the marriage policy was unconstitutional as well as a violation of international agreements...

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