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ELECTIONS 2024: AZAPO concerned as rise in family law cases reflects societal dysfunction

# Azanian People’s Organisation has raised concerns over the steady increase in family law cases over the past two decades. Azapo indicates societal challenges in resolving disputes internally. AZAPO says, the surge in domestic violence, maintenance claims, and divorce cases underscores a reliance on legal mechanisms over dialogue, while courts, designed for legal resolution, struggle with overwhelming caseloads, leading to trial dates deferred for years. The party says the trend, exemplified by high-profile legal battles, risks undermining institutions including the Constitutional Court, highlighting the need for alternative conflict resolution approaches.