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Rapist jailed 12 years

By Yeukai Karengezeka 18 December 2018 A Chitungwiza man has been jailed 12 years for raping his tenant’s daughter. The man pleaded not guilty to the charges when he appeared before Chitungwiza regional magistrate but he was convicted after a full trial. He was...

Robbers rape 11 women

By Kenneth Nyangani Eleven women from Mutare have confirmed being raped by suspected three armed robbers. Chief Superintendent Florence Marume revealed this while addressing heads of government departments in preparation for a national clean-up campaign set to be...

School director to pay $120

By Mathew Masinge 22 November 2018 pg 7 A Bright Light Academy principal director has been ordered to pay $120 for the upkeep of his child. The director failed to attend court. He had been dragged to court by the motehr of his child on charges of child neglect. She...

Are we making strides against child abuse in Africa?

By Maxim Murungweni, 25 November to 1 December 2018, pg 22 The 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is upon us, and as we scale up our collective advocacy efforts, l believe it is also the right time for self introspection for all stakeholders involved in...

Tears of a marginalized rural girl

By Jairos Saunyama, 26 November 2018, pg 15 Thirteen year old Loice Banda (not her real name) joined other pregnant mothers for an afternoon prayer at Nyanga District Hospital. It is not her bulging tummy that catches the eye, but her youthful look. Banda is one of...

DZ man abuses minor

By Nyengeterai Dingana, 28 November 2018, pg 2 A 20 year old Dzivarasekwa man appeared before Harare magistrate facing charges of indecent acts towards a minor. Anderson Nyakwa was denied bail by the State and the matter was remanded to December 10. It is alleged that...

I can’t pay for maintenance

By Letwin Ncube, 28 November 2018, pg 2 A Chitungwiza man, Tonderai Kaseke, has denied paying his own children’s maintenance, arguing that he was looking after his sick father. The mother, Tonderai Mboche, claimed $200 and said Kaseke was neglecting his children...

Birth certificates for 100 orphans

By Adoration Bizure, 28 November 2018, pg 5 More than 100 orphans without documents are set to have birth certificates , thanks to the United Kingdom based organisation, Citizen Rights Center. The organisation founder and chief executive officer Besty Simm said their...

Student’s mental health our priority

By Leroy Dzenga, 28 November 2018, pg 2 A Cabinet minister said government is concerned with the rise in suicide cases reported in tertiary institutions in recent years. In an Interview recently, Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development...