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Educate girl child to end early marriages, says MP

Farirai Machivenyika Senior Reporter Society should educate and empower girls and women as a long-term solution to the problem of child marriages. This was said by Uzumba legislator Cde Simbaneuta Mudarikwa while contributing on the Marriages Bill in the National...

Lightning strikes 13 pupils, headman drowns

Herald Reporters A headman drowned in Mbire, while at least 13 learners at Chitenje Secondary School in Karoi were yesterday struck and injured by lightning as heavy rains wreak havoc in different parts of the country.Houses, livestock and property were destroyed in...

Herdboy jailed for raping employer’s daughter (12)

Mejury Magaya, Midlands Reporter A Masvingo herdboy has been sentenced to 12 years for raping his employer’s 12-year-old daughter after she was left in his custody.Thomas Marozva (19), of Chikanda Village,  under Chief Nemauzhe appeared before Gweru...

Girl (17) goes missing over incomplete school report

BY NIZBERT MOYO A BULAWAYO teenage girl (17) has gone missing following a dispute with her guardian over a school report that had no class position.Police in Bulawayo are appealing for information leading to the teenager’s whereabouts.Bulawayo provincial police...

‘Rise in violence against children worrying’

Talent Chimutambgi Herald Reporter The Zimbabwe Association of Church-related Hospitals (ZACH) is worried over the spike in cases of violence against children, and called on the media to spearhead efforts to reduce new HIV infections and violence against...

Uncle jailed 40 years for raping niece

Fungai Lupande Mashonaland Central Bureau A 69 YEAR-OLD man from Mvurwi was last week jailed 40 years for raping his 11 year-old niece six times over two months.If he earns the standard one-third off for good behaviour, he will be at least 95 when he is released....

Outrage over Zimsec fees increase

Cletus Mushanawani Senior WriterTHE recent increase in examination fees by the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) has sparked an outcry among parents, with most saying the hike will make education unaffordable to many.The examination fees that were...

Elderly men fight over teenage girl

By Danisa Masuku  TWO elderly men who “clashed” at their teenage girlfriend’s place have been arrested for causing a scene at her place. The drama filled incident occurred at Queenspark East last week on Thursday. The court heard that while Ebson Kandlela (61) was...

Shock as 76-year-old rapes 6-year-old girl

By: Danisa Masuku A 76-YEAR-OLD man from Bulawayo’s Nketa suburb left residents shocked after he dragged a 6-year-old pupil into his bedroom and raped her without protection. The man cannot be named so as to protect the identity of the minor. A family relative who...

Mwana Akafira ‘cooking oil’

MURUME wekuPenhalonga ari kutsvagwa nemapurisa nemeso matsvuku mushure mekutiza mhosva yaari kupomerwa yekurova muzukuru wake zvakaipisisa izvo zvakazokonzera kuti afe apo akange agubhura netsaona bhodhoro remafuta ekubikisa.Mutauriri wemapurisa kudunhu reManicaland,...