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Pastor jailed for fondling 12-year-old

by Lisa Mangena, Court Reporter 09/04/19 A 34-YEAR-OLD self proclaimed pastor has been sentenced to six months in prison for fondling a 12-year-old girl’s breasts under the pretext that he wanted to pray for her. Maseko told Western Commonage magistrate Mr Urgent...

Activists hail ConCourt corporal punishment ruling

BY FARAI MATIASHE CHILD rights activists and social workers have hailed the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) ruling which abolished corporal punishment (CP), saying the practice was a clear violation of children’s rights as enshrined in international laws such as the...

Widow (71) ‘sexually abuses’ 9 yr-old boy

by Mashudu Netsianda, Senior Court Reporter 01 APR, 2019  A 71-YEAR-OLD widow from Jotsholo in Kusile District, Matabeleland North province allegedly sexually abused a nine-year-old boy who was left under her custody. Ndlovu allegedly invited the boy to her...

con-court strikes down corporal punishment

Tarisai Machakaire The Constitutional court (con-court) has struck down corporal punishment adding that it violated juveniles right to human dignity. In a judgement written by the late chief justice Godfrey Chidyausiku which was handed down yesterday the con-court...

Effects of Cyclone Idai

By: Tapiwa Zivira Cyclone Idai left a trial of destruction, loss of human and livestock life. In Bikita the Cyclone left villagers vulnerable to waterborne diseases. Several pit latrines collapsed at schools, shoping centres and in villages leaving most population...