Archbishop Tutu expected in Zambia today

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Archbishop Tutu expected in Zambia today

Lusaka, September 15, ZANIS—Renowned Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa is expected to arrive in the country today on a four-day visit.

Archbishop Tutu will be in the country to support and encourage efforts to end child marriage.

Archbishop Tutu will visit Zambia in his capacity as a co-founder of Girls Not Brides, a global partnership of more than 400 Civil Society Organisations across the world.

According to a statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today, Archbishop Tutu will be joined by Mabel van Oranje who is the Chairperson of Girls Not Brides, The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage.

The duo will be in the country to learn about the work underway to address child marriages and to share other country’s experiences on the same trend.

During their visit, Archbishop Tutu and Mabel van Oranje will meet Civil Society Organisations, Government Ministers, Youth Groups, Faith Leaders and Traditional Leaders.

Zambia has been grappling with the fight against Child Marriages with First Lady Christine Kaseba recently describing it as a calamity and called for concerted efforts to end the scourge.