Eastern Province tops the Divorce Chart in Zambia

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OVER 28,000 divorce cases were recorded countrywide last year mainly because of infidelity between spouses.

According to latest statistics from the local court office, Zambia recorded 28,101 divorces across the country’s 10 provinces.

The average age of couples seeking divorce was between 20 and 45 years.

Eastern Province had the highest number of divorces, at 5,889.

One of the major causes of divorce in Eastern Province was cruelty between spouses.

Western Province recorded the second highest number of divorces at 5,537 with ill-treatment, adultery and conjugal rights disputes being among the major causes.

Copperbelt Province had 3,764 cases followed by Lusaka, which had 3,325.

In Lusaka, the major causes of divorce included lack of proper marriage counselling, interference from friends and family members as well as poor communication among couples.
On the Copperbelt, the major causes of divorce included adultery and desertion.

Southern Province had 2,873 cases followed by Northern Province, which registered 2,142 cases.

The major cause of divorces in Southern Province was extra -marital affairs while the love for money and material things was the major cause of divorce in Northern Province.
North-Western Province recorded 1,652 cases with mistrust and poverty being the major causes.

Luapula Province had 1,281 cases with over-expectation from spouses being the major contributor to divorces in the region.

Central Province registered 888 cases of divorce with fear of contracting HIV from spouses being the main causes of divorce.

Muchinga Province had the lowest number of divorce cases at 750 mainly because of marital disputes.

Research indicates that divorced adults are more likely to become impoverished while their children experience psychological and economic stress which hinders their social development.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. 1. cruelty between spouses = EASTERN
    2. ill-treatment, adultery and conjugal rights disputes = WESTERN
    3. Lack of proper marriage counselling, interference from friends and family members as well as poor communication among couples.= LUSAKA
    4. included adultery and desertion = COPPERBELT
    5. extra -marital affairs = SOUTHERN
    6. love for money and material things = NORTHERN
    7. mistrust and poverty = NORTH WESTERN
    8. over-expectation from spouses = LUAPULA
    9. fear of contracting HIV from spouses = CENTRAL PROVINCE
    10. marital disputes = MUCHINGA

    Research indicates that divorced adults are more likely to become impoverished while their children experience psychological and economic stress which hinders their social development.

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    • For the unmarried youngsters this is a good gauge meter for your future marriage endeavors, you go south, east, west and north you will be able to know what will kill your marriage. Kikikiki.

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    • @2.2 are you saying they should not marry at all? seem all causes from the East, West, South and North are evil.

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  2. Are you telling us that the risk of divorcing is very high when you marry an eastern woman.I hear they love dominating. yaba!

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  3. Easter IS cruelity among spouses hahahaha..we have examples from ECL and RB both married more than once and bana mumbali nimbwee..

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  4. Yangweee…! Fwebena Chipata twacula! Ati among the major causes of divorce is cruelty among spouses! What are the other major causes?

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  5. It’s good but shallow report….on eastern…they should have emphasised on infidelity…e.g .. that lungu man who drowned his kids in kitwe, that man chopped his wife’s head in chipata, that old man who killed his own son…..the lnewspapers speak for itself…bembas close yes, southern, money andola infidelity yes, Lusaka …the numbers awe…but somehow this report makes sense….

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