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No 50-50 wealth share after divorce, says court

Gold diggers: Better think twice.

Only what a spouse has contributed to the marriage – be it the wife or the husband – can he or she walk away with upon divorce, the High Court declared yesterday.

Justice John Mativo, in a judgement that reignites the debate on the question of division of matrimonial wealth, said the Constitution recognises equal worth and equal importance of parties in a marriage.

But that does not guarantee a 50-50 for those who think marriage is their ticket to equal sharing of wealth.

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Published By: the-star - Monday, 14 May