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MPs speak on minimum legal age of sexual consent.

by Paidamoyo Chipunza 11/03/19 The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care has denied ever proposing that the minimum legal age of sexual consent to be revised downwards to 12 from 16 years, amid massive criticism from different organisations and...

Teacher in court for raping pupil

Luthando Mapepa Manicaland Correspondent A 42-year-old teacher stationed at Dzingire Primary School in Chimanimani has been hauled to court facing accusations of raping one of his pupils on two separate occasions after luring her with sachets of Jolly Juice powder on...

Govt publishes Bill on free education

Elita Chikwati Senior Reporter    Government has published the Education Amendment Bill which provides for free basic education and ensures that pupils are not excluded from school on the basis of either failure to pay fees or pregnancy. The Bill states...

Maid (40) infects employer’s son (10) with HIV

By Court Correspondent 5 February 2019 A 40-year-old Harare housemaid yesterday appeared in court on allegations of sexually abusing her employer’s 10-year-old son and deliberately infecting him with HIV. She appeared before the Harare magistrate facing two counts of...

Wall collapse claims 2 siblings

`By Yeukai Karengezeka 31 January 2019 TWO minors from St Mary’s, Chitungwiza, were killed last Friday when a perimeter wall collapsed on them while they were playing outside a neighbour’s house. The two, age 8 and 6, were playing with other children when the incident...

800 dropouts return to school

By Fortunate Gora 9 January 2019 pg 5 More than 800 children who had dropped out of school across Mashonaland  West have returned to school after the launch of the Education Community Outreach Programme in 2013. The outreach programmes were designed to overcome...