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Abetting child marriages to attract 5-year jail term

By: Daniel Nemukuyu Investigations and Special Reports Editor THE draft Marriages Amendment Bill, 2017, approved by Cabinet last week, criminalize child marriages and proposes a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison for anyone who permits, aids or coerces a...

JUST IN: Cop inserts egg into privates.

by Nyore Madzianike Senior Reporter 07/05/19 MUTARE High Court judge justice Hlekani Mwayera has called for investigations into allegations that a police constable based in Manicaland inserted an egg into the privates of a 14-year-old girl to ascertain whether she was...

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...