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ZLHR STATEMENT ON PRISON REFORM

Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights ( ZLHR) is appalled to the deplorable conditions obtaining at the country’s prisons, which deprives prisoners of their inherent dignity and value as human beings. According to media reports, including accounts from detainees,...

BY MTHANDAZO NYONI

SIFISO Ndebele, a Grade 5 pupil at Samukele Primary School in Matabeleland North, dreams of becoming a scientist. But sadly, her dream is not in tandem with the learning conditions at her school. Her school has extremely poor infrastructure, with pupils from ECD A up...

Woman abandons baby while fleeing robbers

BY Miriam Mangwaya A BEATRICE woman on Tuesday abandoned her four-year-old daughter while escaping from a car driven by suspected robbers. Nyarai Joyce Chipenga’s daughter was later dumped by the roadside by the suspects who have not yet been identified. Mashonaland...

Maid jailed for infanticide

By: Kenneth Nyangani A NEWBORN baby girl survived two days in a blare toilet in Marange after its mother dumped her. The baby, however later died in hospital soon after being rescued by villagers who had to dig up the toilet to retrieve her. The baby’s mother, a...

Retaining pregnant girls in school raises concerns

BY PHYLLIS MBANJE ACCORDING to the United Nations, Africa has the highest adolescent pregnancy rates in the world. Annually, thousands of girls become pregnant and they face many social and financial barriers that hinder them from continuing with formal education....

Students recount sleeping with corpses

BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA SOMBRE atmosphere engulfed Paradise Park in Marondera yesterday during the burial of one of the students from St Charles Lwanga High School, Munashe Jena, who succumbed to Cyclone Idai-induced injuries in Chimanimani on Friday. It was not a...