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President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has okayed principles for the amendment of the Guardianship of Minors Act, which will confer equal custodianship-rights to both parents. Under the proposed changes, the five-year-old law will not only be aligned to the Constitution but trimmed in such way that will stop favoring mothers alone. The new law passed by the cabinet with principles to align it to the new constitution, is said to confer equal rights to mothers and fathers. ”The current law favors mothers in regard to the custody of children”, the information, publicity and broadcasting services ministry said in a tweet. Under the amended and aligned Guardianship of Minors Bill whose principles were approved by Cabinet, age of consent to marriage shall be 18. Either parent can get custody of the child upon proving that it would be in the child’s best interest.