Zanu PF Damage control: as ‘Highlander’s No 9’ contradicts Tomana on girl child saga

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa shows off his Highlanders Football Club jersey he received at the commissioning of the club bus at Barbourfields in Bulawayo yesterday.

THE government disapproves of early child marriages and teenage pregnancies as they are detrimental to the country’s socio-economic growth, Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa (Highlander’s  No 9) said yesterday.

VP Mnangagwa said the “business of any child was in the classroom” and young girls and boys should not be deprived of their right to education by being forced into early marriages.

Addressing teachers, educationists and parents at the launch of the 2015 Global Action Week which focuses on the Right to Education at Chaplin High School in Gweru, he said young children should be supported for them to reach university or vocational training centres for life skills.

The VP, who is also the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, said children’s right to education was being compromised by harmful religious and cultural practices.

He said early marriages, teen pregnancies and other harmful social practices took learners away from school.

“The government deplores early marriages, it deplores teenage pregnancies. The government has and continues to frown upon such practices. The business of children is in school, not in houses as house wives or teen husbands,” VP Mnangagwa said.

“Children must go to school, they must finish their secondary education and go to universities or vocational colleges and then think of starting families after that. Even before they start their families after college, they must be able to assist their parents and guardians who would have assisted them to go to school.”

He said most of the times, young people who are forced into marriages go back to their parents or guardians begging for food because they cannot afford a better life since they are uneducated.

The VP urged young boys and girls to stop thinking about marrying or starting families, saying even their bodies do not allow.

“Education brings food on the table and not early marriages. Marriage doesn’t bring food on the table. Why get married when you’ll go back to your parents to ask for food? Marriage is good when your bodies are strong, when you’re now a young man or woman.”

VP Mnangagwa said the advancement of any country was dependent on the levels of education of its people.

He said Zimbabwe’s education system had undergone massive expansion as a result of the government’s commitment in providing education for all.

At independence, he said, the government adopted progressive policies that regarded education as a basic need and a fundamental human right.

“The policy also aimed to bridge the gap in access to education between the disadvantaged black community and the more prosperous whites. To that end, the government’s campaign focused on increasing access and ensuring that education was brought to the doorstep of every child,” he said.

“As Zimbabwe continues to subscribe to the policy of universal basic education, the schools under the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education are considered as vehicles to empower each learner to realise his/her dreams, according to their environment, varying aptitudes, interest and abilities from ECD up to Advanced Level.”

VP Mnangagwa said Zimbabwe was a signatory to the Dakar Framework of Action of 2000 which sought to attain the education for all goals by 2015.

“In 2005, the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education put up a national EFA framework as a road map to attain the EFP goals. I take pride in the fact that the government has done all in its ability to ensure that the goals have been attained, for example over successive years the education sector has been awarded the highest chunk in the fiscus.

“The government has ensured that the Ministry of Education has received above 20 percent of the budget vote in tandem with Unesco benchmark of 20 percent of the national budget and 6 percent of the GDP.”

The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Lazarus Dokora said the action week gave the government and its partners an opportunity to make the right to education a success. by Patrick Chitumba. Source: chronicle

Tomana refused to prosecute ‘ Zanu PF Kereke for raping an 11 year old at gunpoint’


Zimbabwe’s Prosecutor General, Tomana is not new to controversy as he stands accused of failing or rather refusing  to prosecute a  Zanu PF Stalwart,  MP Munyaradzi Kereke who was facing   allegations of raping a minor. This blatant disregard for court  orders compelling him him to do so proved beyond doubt that Zanu PF and Mugabe are a law unto themselves and all else depends on them, not the other way round.

The case against Dr Munyardzi Kereke was that he raped an 11 year old girl at gunpoint, but he is still a free man, enjoying his zanu PF wealth whilst the minor  was ruined for life. It comes as no surprise now that the same Prosecutor General Tomana who took no action or rather protected his Zanu PF colleague from prosecution, is now accused of advocating for girls as young as 12 to be allowed to marry and engage in sex.

Under Mugabe and his  Zanu PF criminal, illegitimate, fraudulently established regime,   the Prosecutor General Tomana, directly appointed by Robert Mugabe, utters such shameful words. He obviously does not speak for all Zimbabwean fathers or men, of course yes for Mugabe’s Zanu PF regime whom he represents in his capacity as Prosecutor general.

Suffice it is to say, that paedophallia is a real and existent danger to the girl child in Zimbabwe. activists, girl child networks, schools, churches, NGOs and international bodies must all rally in defence of the girl child and call forTomana to immediately step down from his post, as he cannot continue to hold that office, when he has proven beyond doubt that he is prone to vile  and dangerous thoughts which will slowly but surely manifest themselves in more men in official positions especially Zanu PF abusing the girl child, all because the system is designed to protect their crimes. Is this the Zimbabwe that we all hope for our children and descendants to live under? Sibusiso Ngwenya.

Zimbabwe Police Commisioner Augustine Chihuri with Prosecutor General Tomana


‘Im not easy to get rid of, because I serve at Mugabe’s pleasure’-Tomana

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PROSECUTOR GENERAL Johannes Tomana says he is not an “easy” man to get rid of adding  he “serves at the President’s pleasure” and those seeking to tarnish his image should not expect to succeed in their agenda.Tomana said this as he came under fire for reportedly saying girls as young as 12 can give consent to sex and should be heard by the courts if they wish to start families with older men.

Leading the campaign against Tomana was information Minister, Jonathan Moyo, who posted on his Twitter that the utterances by the country’s top prosecutor ‘compromised’ his office.

The opposition said Tomana should go if what was reported in the media was anything to go by.

MDC-T Spokesperson Obert Gutu said although he had not yet seen the original transcript of what was said by Tomana, if what was attributed to him was true, then he must resign.

“As a lawyer, I can only give a substantive comment after I have had an occasion to peruse the transcript of what he exactly said. It is not proper for me to comment on something that I have not had an opportunity to peruse and study,” said Gutu.

“But if indeed he said what the media reports he said, then he is certainly not fit for purpose as the country’s Prosecutor-General.”

“His views are primitive, archaic and reminiscent of the dark ages. The guy should simply resign in shame failing which, the relevant Constitutional provisions should be invoked to ensure that he is dismissed from office,” Gutu added.

But in an interview with, Tomana denied reports that he had supported child marriages, accusing the state media and Zanu PF bigwigs of twisting his Wednesday comments to suit their agenda.

Without elaborating Tomana said his comments on the emotive issue, which have invited the wrath of the civil society, were twisted.

“I never said that… there are people who want to scandalise my professional career by attributing what I did not say to me.

“The reporter who interviewed me has a recording which I want you and the rest to listen to,” he said.

The controversial Tomana said the state media was being used by some people to achieve their political ends and to ensure that he is kicked out.

“There is a clique that has been working tirelessly and now they thought that they should scandalise me and force me to quit.

“I am not that easy and they must forget about that. I serve at the pleasure of the President.

“This is a political war manifesting itself in this unfortunate situation where people go the extent of twisting facts to fit in their agendas,” he said.

Tomana is currently embroiled in a nasty office fight with his deputy Florence Ziyambi and recently they almost fought in public at their offices.

Besides the political fights, Tomana is also accused of refusing to prosecute Zanu PF MP Munyaradzi Kereke on allegations of raping a minor despite court orders instructing him to do so.

The Supreme Court recently ordered that he should give the family of the girl a certificate for private prosecution – but Tomana has refused.

Tomana’s comments which were made in Bulawayo came as child rights activists demand tougher legislation in Zimbabwe to boost legal protection for young girls.

The current legal age of sexual consent is 16 but the new Constitution says those under 18 are “not capable of founding a family”.
The courts have increasingly accepted children between 12 and 16 as capable of giving consent.

The Friday report said Tomana defended the courts and said judges should respect the wishes of girls under the age of 16 who gave their consent to underage sex and want to get married, because there are few alternatives for school dropouts.
Source: newzimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s Prosecutor General Tomana -‘Inviting paedophiles to the party’


Prosecutor General Tomana is inviting paedophiles to the party, for their common meal, prowling for the vaginal tenderness of the girl-child!

Prosecutor General Tomana is speaking on behalf of paedophiles, and giving them some legal statutory framework to go scot free if they are caught!

Our society harbours upper-class paedophiles! Paedophiles are “decent men” who one can never suspect to be fondling children to get sexual satisfaction at every opportunity. Paedophiles feel they are entitled to sex even with small children. Paedophiles are predators that enjoy the privacy of silence in decent homes, from the outside; it appears to be like happy families. Sex with children is not talked about in our society but it is done and must be kept under the carpet and be handled in complete discreetness. Whoever dares to uncover sex abuse in the family faces the wroth of the entire clan and is discarded with the scorn of the highest order. The punishment meted to them is greater than anger itself. Sexual intercourse to children is done and not spoken! Period!

It comes to me as no surprise at all that the highest Judge; Prosecutor General Tomana utters sex to young girls carelessly and insensitively. Its either Judge Tomana has no children or he does not have daughters in his home. It is inconceivable to utter such abomination about young growing children who desperately need the law of the land to protect them. This is Zimbabwe for you! Our Prosecutor General is weighing his options to reduce age of consent down to 12 and even 9 years, putting forward arguments that will permit paedophiles to engage in sexual activities with young girls as old as 9 years old. To temper with age of consent will give leverage to paedophiles to freely sexually engage with young girls and young women.

Zimbabwe is a country that is battling with abuse of children some of which are just unimaginable when you put common sense into it.  It is said almost every 90 minutes a baby or toddler or girl or young woman is sexually abuse in Zimbabwe. For all those people who were abused in their childhood, know what they are talking about when they say child sexual abuse is a crime against humanity. To marry an underage girl is a crime against humanity. To think you can treat yourself against HIV/AIDS, otherwise and incurable disease is a crime against humanity.  This is a disease a man will have got out of carelessness and stupidity and to think that to sleep with a virgin cures AIDS! Judge Tomana will never know how it is like to be sexually abused by a sex hungry man most of the time they have sexually transmitted diseases that they inflict on babies, toddlers girls and young women. An older man who sleeps with an underage girl is committing crime, he is a paedophile. A nine year ols cannot marry another 9 or ten year old boy or even 15 years. The Prosecutor General is offing the older men a chance to legally engage with sex with minors.

It is not only physical implications that the girls suffer the whole of their lives, but also the emotional impairment that goes with sexual abuse at an early age. Sexually abused children are silent sufferers within themselves and it has been the most challenging exercise to extract evidence of abuse to young, sexually abused girls. Sexual act becomes sexual abuse because of the uneven nature of it. The older man will dominate and exploit a sexual act in a girl who has no idea about sex, and this is what men really enjoy to be the one enjoying the act and it is for this reason they prefer young girls as old as 9 years old, the innocence of the girl is what the men crave for in children.

The vaginal passages of babies and toddlers and girls and young women are not mature enough to endure penis penetration Judge Tomana. The trauma of early sexual activity follows them the whole of their lives. Your office should know better than all other institutions in the land. It is therefore a shock to casually think a girl of nine can start sexual activities with big and older men of your age. This is very cruel, even to think about it, it’s sickening and absurd. It takes a man who has engaged with young children and girls and enjoyed himself with young children to talk the way you do Prosecutor General Tomana. Your person in the office you hold and your views about early consenting of sex on girls has no place in the legal office. You are seriously found wanting even morally speaking it’s just perverse.

Under normal circumstances you are supposed to resign immediately because you are a danger to the nation. Our babies, toddlers, girls and young women are not safe in Zimbabwe, you as Prosecutor General of the Land Zimbabwe. Your utterances steal the innocence of our growing children who are supposed to be protected by the law of the land and you as Prosecutor General. Prosecutor General, early child sexual abuse infringes the basic human rights of a human being. Its nature and dynamics are so traumatic that it leads to long term impairment causing different psychological problem. Did you know all that? When sexual abuse occurs in childhood it interferes with social growth and such victims are likely to suffer from depression, guilt, shame, self-blame, bulimia and severe sexual problems later in their lives. Did you know that Prosecutor General?

In your own words, Prosecutor General: you say “We have nine year olds, 12 year olds, 13 year olds who are actually not in school, who are not doing anything for example. What are we saying to them? We say you can’t even do this [have sex] when the environment is not giving them alternative engagement? What are we talking about?

Have you ever thought seriously who is failing the girl-children? That age you are talking about are girls supposed to be at school Prosecutor General Tomana. The government you are serving is failing those children. With all the education you have acquired as a legal person you cannot see that the government of Zanu PF failed the most vulnerable niche:  girl-children. Would you rather you did some comprehensive research before you start to talk about the most abominable subject, abuse of girls in Zimbabwe so casually and so carelessly referencing a legal statutory framework.

Our social media is full of sexual abuse meted by fathers of the victims. Is the good Prosecutor General Tomana going to legalise such if the father engaged with his daughter at that specified age consent he wants to set up? Just yesterday there was an article in Bulawayo 24 that says: a father demanded sex from his 15 years old daughter because he is supposed to have her first before she gets married to her boyfriend. Almost every day there is an article in the Zimbabwe social media reporting sexual abuse of minors. Now that the Prosecutor General has spoken about it in a confusing manner, then we do not know the devastating impacts it will cause to our babies, toddlers, girl-children and young women. This is the heyday for Paedophiles who have been given legal framework to argue their cases, opportunity to abuse minors, after all the Prosecutor General has spoken of a altering the legal frame work to legalise early sex to children and girls as old as 9 years old because they are not doing anything at homes.

We hope to change the political dispensation in Zimbabwe and only then can we start to empower our girls and children. We want to educate them; every child has the right to education. Only education will enable a girl-child to grow in a safe and healthy environment and realise their academic and personal potential and certainly not your paedophilic tendencies towards them.

Prosecutor General Tomana, you should be stripped of your profession; your confusing
utterances do not allow you to still command the high office of any legal practice because you have failed dismally. We do not deserve this nonsense from you here written below:

12-year-old Zimbabwean girls CAN consent to sex and marriage by Auxillia Katongomara-.:19 June 2015 | Prosecutor General Johannes Tomana  has ruled that all 12 year old girls  areFREE  to engage in sex and be married.Tomana also  defended the courts for refusing to jail child sex predators who can prove that there was “consent”.Zimbabwe’s age of consent is 16. Zimbabwe’s top prosecutor says he also finds noPROBLEM  with child molesters who escape with community service sentences serving their punishment at schools – with potentially hundreds more victims. Tomana’s extraordinary intervention came after MPs and children’s rights advocates demanded legislative reforms to enhance legal protection for children under the age of 16, with the courts increasingly accepting that children between 12 and 16 are capable of giving consent to sex. “If young girls were to be asked what they prefer, most would say they should be allowed to engage in sex after turning 12, Tomana claimed.

“It’s assumed that the girl CHILD’S  independent decisions start at an age that those that are speaking want to fix, but if you go out there you’ll find out that some of them may want to start out in life early,” the Prosecutor General said, speaking on Wednesday during a visit to Bulawayo.”If you look at it, we don’t have a framework for example, where we can guarantee that all our girl children are usefully engaged before they actually get above 18 years, we don’t have that,” he explained. “We’ve nine-year-olds, 12-year-olds, 13-year-olds who’re actually not in school, who’re not doing anything for example. What are we saying to them? We say you can’t even do this [have sex], when the environment is not giving them ALTERNATIVE  engagements? What are we talking about?

In the mean time we women in Zimbabwe shall remain Imguwe in human form, the whistleblowers of the nation of Zimbabwe. We shall face and challenge paedophiles and bring them all to justice. Only then can we say our children are safe.

by Nomazulu Thata

Def: Umguwe is a bird in the jungle that warns other birds and animals of a predator in the vicinity- Source -bulawayo24

photo-President Mugabe swears in former Attorney-General Mr Johannes Tomana as Zimbabwe’s first Prosecutor-General of the National Prosecuting Authority

Gutu Mupandawana villagers harassed after seeking court order against soldiers


The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights Communications has said villagers in Gutu, Masvingo province are enduring intimidation and harassment from some soldiers after they petitioned the Gutu Magistrates Court seeking an order to stop the army from destroying their homesteads and crops.

“The villagers resorted to legal action after a group of soldiers from 4.2 Infantry Battalion located near Mupandawana Growth Point in Gutu, Masvingo province invaded their farming plots at Chomufuli Farm and set their homesteads on fire before destroying their crops under circumstances which they could not comprehend,” he said.

Through their lawyer Philip Shumba of Mutendi and Shumba Legal Practitioners, a member of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), the villagers cited Defence Minister Sydney Sekeramayi and the Commander of 4.2 Infantry Battalion as the first and second respondents in their application.

“In an urgent chamber application filed on Tuesday 16 June 2015 at the Gutu Magistrates Court, the villagers charged that a group of soldiers stormed their plots at Chomufuli Farm early this month where they indiscriminately set their houses on fire including some crops which were at the ripening stage,” said Mafunda.

“The villagers claimed that they sought refuge in the bush following the unprovoked raid by the soldiers and left behind their household property and livestock unattended.”

He said on Wednesday 17 June 2015, the villagers charged that some senior army officers visited them after NewsDay, a local daily newspaper published an article detailing their plight.

“The villagers claimed that the army officers were peeved to learn that the villagers had engaged human rights lawyers to “fight” them and had dragged their “boss” Sekeramayi to court,” he said.

“However, the villagers vowed to press ahead with the legal action as it is the only remedy to put some breaks to the violation of their fundamental rights.”

Mafunda said meanwhile, Gutu Magistrate Resident Magistrate Edwin Marecha will on Wednesday 8 July 2015 hear the villagers’ application after he determined that their case did not warrant to be heard on an urgent basis but as an ordinary application.
by Stephen Jakes.Source: Byo24News

photo-Mupandawana Growth Point

Zimunya man marries 14-year-old for three days, before he is arrested


A 20 year old Zimunya man, Barnabas Kumhasi had his three day marriage with a 14 year old cut short after he was arrested.

Kumhasi asked the teenager’s hand in marriage from her parents and they consented.

According to Manica Post – Kumhasi stayed with the teenager for three days before disappearing.

It was later discovered that he had left for South Africa without the knowledge of his ‘new bride’.

Kumhasi is now facing charges of engaging in sex with a minor as defined in Section 70 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act, Chapter 9:23.

He was remanded out of custody to June 30 on $100 bail.

The court heard that on an unknown date during the last four months of last year, Kumhasi knowing that the complainant was a minor had sex with her on different occasions.

Kumhasi pleaded guilty to these charges and told the court that he was officially married to the minor.

“I admit that I had sex with her, but I am officially married to the girl. I went to her parents’ home to ask for her hand in marriage and they agreed to that.

“After three days, I left for South Africa without the knowledge of my wife and she went back to her parents’ home.

“After some time she learnt that I was in South Africa and followed me there. I sent her back home on September 30. She was not feeling well and had to be taken to hospital where it was discovered that she had a sexual transmitted disease. This did not go down well with her family which opted to report me to the police, yet they had given me their daughter as a wife,” said Kumhasi. Source: Manica Post

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