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I will try to assist you with your legal question but please feel free to ask as many follow up questions as you like until you are 100% satisfied.
No, he is not being honest. There is no such law in South Africa. If you are already married then you can't get married again. But if you are divorced on Monday morning, you can be re-married to another person on Monday afternoon. Wow, you could actually drive from court where you are divorced to your wedding ceremony!
Has he asked you to send him money? If so, please be careful. This could be a dating/marriage scam where he asks for money all the time and leads you on to believe that he will marry you. Please be careful with sending money to people in other countries, especially via Western Union!
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