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By Fortunate Gura 26 July 2018 pg 9

Childline reports that nearly 700  cases of child abuse have been recorded in Mashonaland West. Sexual abuse constitutes 51% of the cases whilst physical abuse is 14% and neglect is 10%. The girl child was the most affected. 60% of contacted children in 2017 preferred to use the hotline 116 to report their cases. Resources availability have resulted in follow up services being restricted to Chinhoyi and Zvimba ib the province.