Trial wedlock

NOTING that about half of all marriages in South Africa end in a divorce, we might have been harsh to pronounce on the Gauteng radio station Kaya FM's social experiment of marrying two individuals who only set eyes on each other for the first time on their wedding date.

NOTING that about half of all marriages in South Africa end in a divorce, we might have been harsh to pronounce on the Gauteng radio station Kaya FM's social experiment of marrying two individuals who only set eyes on each other for the first time on their wedding date.

If knowing each other, sometimes for years, has not proven itself as any more helpful to a lasting marriage, it becomes difficult to argue that the 2 Strangers and a Wedding couple, Rudo Dumbutshena and David Malindi, are doomed by virtue of being strangers to each other.

There is no gainsaying that they start with odds stacked against them. Marriage is simply a difficult institution. It must be even harder for those who until their wedding day had not known each other. The principle of hard work and commitment that guides which marriages survive and which don't, holds for Rudo and David.

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