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By Reporter, 24/04/18 P6

There is a worrying increase in the number of false rape reports being made, as purported victims hope to get free medical, psycho social and financial services meant for rape victims and survivors, an official has said. Speaking at the Manicaland first quarter gender coordination meeting held in Mutare recently , Ministry of women and youth affairs, gender and community development district head Mr Gabriel Jaji said it was worrisome that some women were fabricating cases of rape after engaging in consensual sex. He said the culprit were usually under age girls or women unfaithful to their spouse or partners. We have realized that some of the teenagers engage in consensual sexual intercourse, but when they accidentally become pregnant they are quick to falsely report rape case.