Senators Urge GVt To Approve Castration Of Men Engaging In Sex with under 18s

Senators Urge  GVt  To Approve Castration Of Men Engaging In Sex with under 18s

SENATORS have gone a notch higher in their quest to end child marriages by demanding that Government enacts laws that approve castration as punishment for anyone who sleeps with a child below the age of 18 years. They also insisted that parents or guardians who accept lobola from men who marry under-age children should face prosecution together with the culprits. Legislators were debating a motion by MDC-T senator for Midlands Mrs Lilian Timveous, calling for…

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HIV (+ve) Kwekwe Man (46) Sentenced To 45 years In Jail For Raping & Infecting Niece (8)

HIV (+ve) Kwekwe Man (46) Sentenced To 45 years In Jail For Raping & Infecting Niece (8)

A KWEKWE man has been slapped with a 45-year jail term after he raped and infected his eight-year-old niece with HIV. The 46-year-old-man, of Yellow Snake Honey Mine in Kwekwe, had pleaded not guilty to raping the girl on three occasions when he appeared before Gokwe-Kwekwe regional magistrate, Amos Mbobo. He was convicted after a full trial and sentenced to 15 years for each count. Mbobo suspended 10 years on condition of good behaviour. In…

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Gutu Mupandawana Man, ‘Obert Mujaya ‘ (68) Rapes Granddaughter,( 3), ‘To be Rich’

Gutu Mupandawana Man, ‘Obert Mujaya ‘ (68) Rapes Granddaughter,( 3),   ‘To be Rich’

A 68-year-old man has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for raping his 3-year-old granddaughter on the instructions of a traditional healer. Obert Mujaya from Gutu Mupandawana Growth Point was sentenced on his own plea of guilt when he appeared before the Masvingo Magistrate Collet Ncube on Tuesday. He told the court that he raped the minor after a local traditional healer told him to bed a minor if he wanted to be rich….

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Makokoba And Entumbane Named Bulawayo’s Dirtiest Suburbs by Environmental Management Agency (EMA)

Makokoba And Entumbane  Named Bulawayo’s Dirtiest Suburbs by Environmental Management Agency (EMA)

THE Environmental Management Agency (EMA) has named Makokoba and Entumbane suburbs the dirtiest residential areas in Bulawayo while Cowdray Park, Hyde Park and Pumula suburbs were said to be most affected by land degradation. EMA held a media tour of the city’s suburbs on Monday which the authority’s Provincial Environmental Manager, Decent Ndlovu said was meant to warn residents about the consequences of littering. Ndlovu said anyone found dumping waste was liable to a fine…

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1 418 Zimbabwean Dead Bodies Repatriated From South Africa in 6 Months

1 418 Zimbabwean Dead Bodies Repatriated From South Africa in 6 Months

A total of 1,418 bodies of Zimbabweans were repatriated from South Africa between January and June this year, an official said yesterday. Zimbabwe’s consul-general to South Africa, Batiraishe Mukonoweshuro said the major destinations for the bodies were Matabeleland region and Masvingo province. “The major destinations are mainly Plumtree, Bulawayo, Tsholotsho, Nkayi, Gwanda, Beitbridge and Matobo in the Matabeleland region as well as Zaka, Chiredzi, Mwenezi and Bikita in Masvingo Province. “You’ll note that most of…

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Broke Zimbabwe Gvt To Train 80% Less Nurses Due To Excess Unemployed Qualified Nurses

Broke Zimbabwe Gvt To Train 80% Less Nurses Due To Excess Unemployed  Qualified Nurses

“That is an administrative issue which is dealt with by the Ministry of Health and Child Care. I suggest you contact the permanent secretary, he will be the best person to give you an answer on those issues.”    THE Government is drastically trimming enrolment of student nurses by over 80 percent. Government’s 15 training institutions on average admitted about 60 students per intake twice a year, but they have since been ordered to admit…

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‘Zimbabwe to send unemployed new nurses to South Sudan ‘ Mnangagwa

ZIMBABWE will soon start sending nurses to Sudan as part of efforts to ease growing unemployment within the profession, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has revealed. The move, Mnangagwa told parliament last Wednesday, followed government’s decision during the GNU tenure to freeze any further recruitment into the country’s bloated civil service, now estimated to be hovering above half a million. Mnangagwa revealed the plan in Parliament while responding to a question by Proportional Representation MP Consilia…

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35,566 Cases, Make Zimbabwe One Of The 22 Countries With Highest Tuberculoses (TB ) Burden

35,566 Cases, Make Zimbabwe  One Of  The 22 Countries With Highest Tuberculoses (TB ) Burden

Zimbabwe is one of the 22 countries in the world with the highest burden of tuberculoses (TB), the provincial TB and Leprosy coordinator for Midlands, Bernard Sibanda has said. 35,566 cases of TB of all types were notified in Addressing people gathered for the Midlands World TB day commemorations in Lower Gweru on Thursday Sibanda said TB was the second leading cause of death and the common cause of death among people living with HIV…

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Legislators Want The Age of Marriage Consent, For Both Genders , Raised From16 To 18 years

Legislators Want The Age of Marriage  Consent, For Both Genders , Raised From16 To 18 years

Legislators in Zimbabwe want the age of marriage for both males and females raised from 16 to 18 years. Prosecutor-General Johannes Tomana has comes under attack from senators across the political divide over his recent sentiments that children as young as 12 years old could be married if they were idle. MDC-T senator for Midlands, Lilian Timveos, is steering the motion in the Upper House calling on the government to enact and enforce laws that…

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United Nations (UN) Calls For An End To Child Marriages In Zimbabwe.

United Nations (UN)  Calls For An End  To Child Marriages In Zimbabwe.

The United Nations today adds its voice to ongoing calls to end child marriages in Zimbabwe. Child marriages are not only an affront to the dignity and well-being of individual girls; they also deprive nations of the social and economic benefits that derive from an educated and skilled female population. “I call upon all stakeholders to accelerate efforts to end this harmful practice,” Bishow Parajuli, UN Resident Coordinator in Zimbabwe has said. “The notion that…

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