Culture preservation can save marriages

Tshireletso touring stalls during Cultural Day celebrations at Monarch Customary Court
Tshireletso touring stalls during Cultural Day celebrations at Monarch Customary Court

FRANCISTOWN: Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Botlogile Tshireletso, has said preservation of culture might be the answer to many issues surrounding marriage.

Tshireletso was speaking at a culture event organised by Dikgosi at Monarch Customary Court on Friday. She said the status of marriage nowadays is not valued and that is why there are many divorces.

She added that as the government, they have now realised that cultural norms and beliefs are being eroded by modern developments such as cohabitation and reckless spending habits, which result in a high rate of divorce cases, moral decay and crime.

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