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Free sex for child’s security

(8) Story by Arron Nyamayaro A minor is being tied, wrapped and left lying on the streets as her mother hooks up with men for sex in the Harare Avenues area, H-Metro has learnt. Netsai Munyikwa, 30, of Bikita is in the habit of hooking up with several men for sex in...

45 years jail for raping stepdaughter (11)

(07) Story by Fungayi Lupande A 35 year old man who raped his 11 year old stepdaughter on three separate occasions was yesterday sentenced to 45 years in jail.  The man pleaded not guilty when he appeared before Harare regional magistrate Mr Hoseah Mujaya. However he...

Court refuses to remand rape suspects

(06) Story by Blessed Mhlanga  A Kwekwe soldier has been taken to court for bedding a 13 year old girl from Mbizo. Danius Nkomo 32 appeared before Kwekwe resident magistrate, Liverty Philimon, on Monday facing charges of raping the girl in a maize field in Mbizo...

1,4m children in 4 countries face famine

(07)  United Nations Almost 1, 4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year from famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN children’s agency said on Monday. In South Sudan, over 270 000 children are malnourished and a...

Let us end religious norms that encourage child marriage

(10) Story by Tendayi Gumbo Religious leaders can be a “determining factor” in the growing movement to end child marriage if the right interventions and approaches are used. Some religious traditions  are bad, some religious beliefs are harmful while others simply...