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Mmusi ruling a watershed moment for gender and customary law in Botswana

On Sep 3rd, the Court of Appeal in Botswana decided that the home of Edith Mmusi’s parents belonged to her and her sisters. In doing so, Botswana’s highest court struck a blow to rigid versions of customary law and breathed new meaning into the Botswana constitution’s provisions to prevent unfair discrimination. Edith Mmusi’s story 80-year …

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