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Chuma Himonga

Chuma Himonga

Chuma Himonga is the dean of law at the University of Zambia and professor emeritus of private law at UCT.
    Human rights and cultural practices
    Human rights and cultural practices
    ‘The law is the way it is. If you try to apply it directly to tradition, you will find that it is not a perfect fit and will affect a lot of...
    Customary law can pose problems for widows
    Customary law can pose problems for widows
    ‘I am not the first that this has happened to. Which is why I am fired up and encouraged by the spirits of all the widows who have been marginalised by patriarchal in-laws in moments of grief and stripped of their dignity and the very basic need to grieve.”...