Madziba’s House Set Ablaze In SA & Madzibaba Sure, Culprits Are Zimbabweans

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PROPHET Madzibaba and his wife who are originally from Zimbabwe almost died when their house was set on fire by unknown people in South Africa.

Daily Sun reported that the prophet said he won’t open a case as he believes his magic water will make the culprits come forward and confess.

Prophet Madzibaba Rony (31) from Chris Hani, Hammanskraal, Tshwane had a bad dream.

In his dream he said he saw four men come into his house at midnight on Monday while he and his wife, Tendai Ndou (20), were sleeping.

“I asked them what they were doing but they kept on pouring petrol and lit a match,” he said. “When I opened my eyes the room was on fire.”

Residents helped to put out the fire as they were locked in the room. They escaped with minor burns.

Madzibaba, who is a Zimbabwean prophet of St Michael’s Apostolic Church, said he doesn’t think the attack had anything to do with xenophobia.

“People from Zimbabwe set my house on fire,” he told Daily Sun.

“They are jealous of the success of my church.”

At the side of his house he has a sacred altar and a clay pot with water.

“When I sprinkle the magic water on someone’s face, he will point out the perpetrators,” he said.

A sword is buried in the shell of a egg in the middle of the sign of a cross painted with salt.

“When I point this sword at the suspects, they will confess,” he said.

He lost a plasma TV, a bed, blankets, clothing, food, R12 000 in cash and some tools.

Madzibaba said he was not interested in the police. When the police arrived at his home he allegedly sent them away saying they were useless.

Lieutenant -Colonel Sarah Lesabane of Temba police told Daily Sun: “The victim does not have to open a case. However I advise him to come forward and do it so the police can help him.”by Stephen Jakes.  Source: Daily Sun

‘Chichi, I & Ministries Under Us, Don’t Endorse Passion Java & Uebert Angel,’-:’Bishop Tudor Bismark’

The leader of Jabula New Life Ministries, Bishop Tudor Bismark, has accused fellow preachers, Prophet Uebert Angel and Passion Java of associating themselves with his ministry in a bid to earn international relevance.

The charismatic preacher made the accusations through his church’s official website as well as his Facebook page:

“Brethren in Christ, it is with much consternation and fretting that I write this open letter to you. You have known Chichi and I for many years, and you all know that we do not address petty issues in the open.

“We have always chosen to conduct ourselves with dignity and humility in our dealings regarding the Body of Christ.

“However, there has arisen a deep worry concerning two individuals who have been portraying themselves as men that fellowship with us and share our covering. These individuals are Passion Java and Uebert Angel, both of whom use the title of Prophet.

“These two individuals are not affiliated with Chichi and I, our church: New Life Covenant Church, our International Ministry Network: Jabula New Life Ministries, and Tudor Bismark Ministries.

The statement went on:

“In the past, I have met with both men for brief meetings, and our interactions had been peripheral at best.

We, Chichi and I and the ministries under our covering, do not endorse Passion Java and Uebert Angel, nor do we fellowship with them in any way. We have not sent them nor do they represent us in any capacity.

I must apologize for having to bring this to public light, but it is important that you, our supporters and friends, know that the values Chichi and I hold so dear, should never be misrepresented by anyone making baseless claims as to their affiliation with us.

“We have carved out a reputation over many years of walking upright in faith, and we will not allow a few individuals to corrupt or taint that.” Source: online

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‘Dead of the night ritual at Save River, fails to bring back 16yr old allegedly abducted by mermaids’

IT was a ceremony that never was for a Chipinge family in Manicaland Province after a 16-year-old girl believed to have been abducted by a mermaid in the mighty Save River could not be released seven months after her assumed abduction.She is now feared dead, and the family has been shuttling between traditional healers in a desperate bid to retrieve her from the part of a river where the mermaid reportedly lives.

The girl identified as Tariro Tapomwa is said to have been abducted at a river canal, where the Save River flows through Chipinge.

Her family, that initially believed she was to be initiated into the art of traditional healing, wore sorrowful faces and one could read traces of distress as they feared their daughter dead.

And coming from Chipinge where the tradition is prevalent, the family said they never bothered to report the case of a missing person to the police as they were advised that it would compromise the girl’s life.

Tariro, who was supposed to sit for her O-level exams this year, is said to have disappeared towards the end of last year.

She is said to have disappeared at a river in the Chatambudzaarea in Chipinge, while fetching water in the evening.

The area in which she went missing is strongly believed by villagers, to be infested by mermaids, and they claimed that a number of people had been abducted by mermaids, with some returning after some time while others disappeared forever.

Last week Sunday Leisure had a rather rare opportunity to witness the phenomenal ritual, carried out to request the mermaid to return the girl.

The ritual began at 9pm. The Sunday Leisure crew arrived in the area around 1am.

Family members and villagers gathered at the river bank — the site where Tariro is believed to have been abducted.

Some of the family members and traditional leaders were clad in black and red traditional garments, which are said to signify respect for the mermaid spirits in the river.

During the ceremony, traditionalists chanted incantations to summon the spirits, while others beat drums, which are believed to provide a gateway to earth from the water world for the abducted person.

The ritual was only attended by Tariro’s immediate family, elderly spirit mediums, traditional leaders and a traditional healer who was hired to oversee and allegedly pull her out of the river.

As they beat the drums reciting incantations, others poured opaque beer, which had been prepared for the ritual into the river, perhaps to appease the mermaid spirit while others were drinking.

Initially, the family had hired the services of a local traditional healer Eddington Virimayi popularly known as SaManyika but could not agree on the charges.

They then hired the services of a “cheaper” traditional healer from Mozambique.

SaManyika said he had charged the family $500 and two cows, while the Mozambican traditional healer’s charges could not be established.

“The family had initially hired me but I was surprised to find that they had decided to hire the services of another traditional healer. It is possible that the girl is dead now because the family has taken way too long to do the rituals for her. Also they haven’t followed the right procedure as they have been advised not to include women that still go on their monthly periods and those that still seek the warmth of men.

“The rules of the aquatic realm are very delicate and need to be followed precisely,” he said.

Sunday Leisure only observed the rituals from a distance as they were barred from getting close to the ceremony by traditional leaders. They also barred the crew from recording the proceedings, saying it was taboo and that “outsiders” would negatively affect the ritual.

Questioned on why the ritual had to be carried out during the dead of the night, SaManyika said mermaid spirits were much more active at night than during the day.

“There are different realms in the world, whether you believe it or not. The reason for the ceremony to be held at night is because time varies in these worlds. I would have gone into the river at around 3am to retrieve her but since they have hired another healer it is no longer my concern,” he said.

The ritual took a break at around 4am. The following morning, relatives who go to SDA church, who said they believed in both Christianity and tradition were at the site.

“While the masses do not believe in mermaids, we will not meddle in the traditional beliefs of others. Christianity doesn’t allow us to believe in traditional issues such as this, but Tariro is family and we have no option but to assist with prayers. Perhaps what they say is true and a miracle may just happen,” said a family member who identified himself as Thodlana.

The church members, however, seemed slightly unwelcome but were entertained either way.

They too, like the traditionalists, held a prayer session, which ran from around 10am to about mid-day, before leaving after their attempts at bringing back the girl were futile.

Efforts to get a clearer picture and insight into the ritual from family or traditional leaders were futile, as they maintained that it was taboo to openly speak about it to strangers.

There have been many stories told around Zimbabwe of people being abducted by mermaids, with most of them being dismissed as fables.

However, International Traditional Healers Association (ITHA) president, David Mhabinyana Ngwenya, said the family should have reported the matter to the police.

“They should have reported the matter to the police. They should have also reported the issue to traditional leaders as well so that they are made aware of such incidents,” he said.

Ngwenya said the ritual could have been compromised as in normal circumstances and according to traditional beliefs; a person abducted by mermaids normally comes out of the river or dam by themselves and is not assisted by anyone.

“Such people are not to be retrieved by anyone. They come out by themselves and at their own time. You cannot determine how long they can stay underwater. Some can go for as long as two years, while others for as little as four months,” he said.

Ngwenya noted that if such rituals were done before the right time the person could remain underwater forever.

“These are very rare occurrences but they do happen. Such people prove to be very powerful healers,” he said.

Ngwenya went on to dispute the issue of payment, saying that the person who had been abducted was the one to determine what to pay.

“Traditional healing is not commercial. If it is done in that manner then it is a huge mistake. There are a lot of people out to enrich themselves nowadays and those that do so have lost the plot. That is not the right way of doing things,” he said.

Ngwenya again said the ritual was very delicate, stating that even the slightest mistake could spell disaster if there were hopes of ever seeing the girl.

“From the look of things, the ritual was flawed and this could have compromised this girl’s life. It is possible she may never be seen again or she can come in a dream and give her family instructions as how to conduct the ritual. This is a traditional ritual and the church has no room here,” he added.

The belief in mermaids and other mythical creatures is widespread in Zimbabwe, where many people combine a Christian faith with traditional beliefs.

Mermaids are said to be creatures that are half human, half fish and dwell under water. But are they real? There isn’t any proof that earth’s waters are occupied by the mythical creatures, yet believers continue to find “proof” of their existence.

No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found. by Peter Matika. Source: sundaynews.ave river-zimmail

Bulawayo church near Basch Street Terminus, ‘Egodini’ burnt in suspected arson attack

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A CHURCH in the city was extensively damaged in a suspected arson attack that is now being investigated by police.

Property including musical instruments, chairs, tables, travel and identification documents worth thousands of dollars were lost in the fire that broke out at around 1AM yesterday. Other goods that were lost, including blankets, shoes, electrical gadgets, clothing, books and bags belonged to church members who are informal traders who kept them at the church overnight.

No one was injured in the fire at Mount Olives Kingdom of Prayer International church near Basch Street Terminus, popularly known as Egodini that also destroyed cottages at the church.

A storeroom and two cottages within the church’s premises were also destroyed.

Church authorities and the Fire Brigade suspect foul play.

Speaking to The Chronicle, Mount Olives Kingdom of Prayer International church’s Bishop Gordon Dube, who resides in a cottage with another family at the church, said they were awoken by people from an adjacent building alerting them of the fire.

He said they “lost everything” and do not know the cause of the fire but they suspected foul play.

“We heard loud screams from our neighbours, saying there was a fire and we will burn inside. The fire started in the locker room which is attached to the church and the cottages where vendors, some whom are our church members, store their wares for safekeeping over the night,” said Bishop Dube.

“We tried to put out the fire but it was fast spreading to other rooms through the ceiling. We then called the Fire Brigade at around 2AM who had a hard time to access the locker room.

“Good Samaritans brought these blankets that are wrapped around the children just to help us keep warm.”

Bulawayo Chief Fire Officer Richard Petersen said they suspected foul play as there were no electrical gadgets in the storeroom where the fire emanated from.

He said the matter has now been referred to the police for further investigations.

Petersen said investigations by the Fire Brigade established that there had been squabbles among informal traders who keep their goods in the storeroom that caught fire first before it spread.

He added that they also established that there is always a guard at the storeroom except on the day the fire was reported.

“The fire started in a storeroom. There is no electrical gadgets where the fire could have started. It’s just a storeroom with nothing else,” said Petersen.

Bulawayo police provincial spokesperson Inspector Mandlenkosi Moyo could not be reached immediately for comment.

When The Chronicle arrived at the church yesterday, informal traders were rummaging through the locker room, trying to salvage what they could.

They appealed to the Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperative Development, Sithembiso Nyoni, for help saying they had financed their businesses through loans which they are yet to repay fully.

Aleck Mugore said he lost all of his stock.

He said he does not know how he would get back on his feet after the accident.

“I’m really pained because all my wares were lost in the fire and I’m totally grounded. I lost goods valued at around $5,000,” said Mugore.

“Whoever did this will surely be punished because how can a normal being come and start a fire. I sympathise with my colleagues and the bishops. God will see us through.”

Another trader, Fildah Ndlovu, said she was a single parent and does not know how she will fend for her children after the loss.

“This was my livelihood. I send my children to school with the money I get from selling my wares. I am just going back home to see how will I get to my feet,” she said. by Bulisile Mguni and Shamiso Dzingire. Source: chronicle

‘Gershem Pasi’ blasts vendor economy, announces plans to tax super rich churches

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“We are creating a generation that might never know formal employment and that would be wasted investment given the resources we have spent in their education.”

ZIMBABWE’S tax collector has hit out at the country’s vendor economy as he announced plans to tax churches and their fabulously rich ‘prophets’ in an increasingly desperate bid to raise money for the government.

Zimra boss Commissioner-General, Gershem Pasi, criticised the government’s “laid back” attitude in addressing the country’s economic problems.

He warned that Zimbabwe risked creating a generation that may never know formal employment as companies collapse and many people are reduced to vending.

The development would be a waste of the massive investment in education, the tax chief added.

Addressing a Parliamentary committee Thursday, Pasi said implementation of the government’s much touted ZimAsset economic blueprint has effectively stalled.

“We need to address that issue (implementation); it should be given the urgency it deserves,” he said.

“The problem we have as Zimbabweans is that we are laid back and believe things will right themselves.

“We are creating a generation that might never know formal employment and that would be wasted investment given the resources we have spent in their education.”

Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa famously said Zimbabweans needed to come to terms with the fact that the country had a new economy – one based on the informal sector following the collapse of companies due a 15-year-long crunch.

But Pasi said the vendors are notoriously difficult to tax.

“We have challenges with the SMEs because there is a high level of non-compliance. Most of them are of no fixed aboard.

“We need to have a developmental industrial policy which can help us resuscitate industries,” he said.

The Zanu PF-led government is currently scrambling to establish enabling structures for the vendor-based economy but Pasi said this could be a waste of resources.

“You will find out that we will spend a lot of resources dealing with a passing phenomenon.

“We will put a lot of money trying to make sure that vendors are accommodated but when we have created employment as we must, we would have built a lot of white elephants,” he explained.

The ever-diminishing tax base would likely see Zimra missing its tax targets this year.

Pasi said they would soon announce measures to tax churches where wealthy pastors andself-styled “prophets” are suspected to be evading tax.

“We are now focusing on them (churches) and we have engaged them, we are setting parameters,” he said.

“We don’t care how they make their money and come November, we will be through with our legislative proposals to the minister (Finance and Economic Development Patrick Chinamasa), which will tighten that area because we have seen loopholes there.

“They are not immune to taxation.” source-newzimbabwe

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About Jonathan Moyo: ‘Mugabe has the power to appoint or dismiss Ministers’

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THIS is a quick note to provide a legal explanation around the current situation of Prof Jonathan Moyo whom reports say has been relieved of his Governmental functions. Details of what has transpired are not clear at present. One view is that he has been sacked. The other perspective is that what has happened is merely procedural and that he will bounce back into cabinet.The purpose of this note is to explain the law around the appointment and removal of Cabinet Ministers as provided for in the Constitution. The aim is to respond to the numerous inquiries from the media and members of the public regarding the legal aspects in this scenario.

First, it is trite that in terms of the Constitution, all cabinet ministers are appointed by the President at his discretion in terms of s. 104 of the Constitution. It is also trite that Cabinet Ministers serve at the pleasure of the President. They can be hired and fired at any time. To use words made famous by Moyo himself the last time he was fired from Cabinet in 2004, “he who appoints also has the power to disappoint”.

Therefore, President Mugabe has the power to sack Moyo if that is what he has done. There is little recourse in such a case as one cannot force himself upon the President. This would explain what has happened if indeed he has been sacked. However, there is a view that this is simply a procedural requirement. Let us look at this explanation.

In terms of s. 104(3) of the Constitution, Ministers are appointed from among Members of Parliament. However, up to 5 chosen on the basis of their professional skills and competence may be appointed from outside Parliament. They are all of equal status, whether from Parliament or from outside Parliament. Moyo was among the 5 who were appointed under the Presidential appointment facility because he had lost the Tsholotsho North seat in the 2013 elections. Therefore, he served as a Minister, although he was not an MP.

However, his situation changed last week when he contested and won the Tsholotsho North seat following a by-election. Moyo was duly sworn in as an MP following his victory. Did this change in his situation from non-MP to MP affect his seat as a Cabinet Minister? It didn’t have to affect his status if President Mugabe still wanted him to remain as Minister.

Did it mean he could no longer be a Cabinet Minister under the facility through which he was initially appointed in 2013?

Technically, yes. Moyo no longer needed the Presidential appointment facility under s. 104(3) to serve as a Minister. Instead, he could now be one of the Ministers drawn from Parliament. This would actually free up one space, allowing the President to appoint another person in that space, should he wish to do so. Moyo could remain as a Cabinet Minister, but now as a Member of Parliament.

Did this require Moyo to be relieved of his functions as a Minister, only to be re-appointed later?

If one wants to be pedantic, this would be the procedure but it is really no different from a Cabinet reshuffle. You don’t have to go through an elaborate ceremony of removing Ministers and re-appointing them again in a Cabinet reshuffle. What would be the point of all that?

The one constitutional provision that is remotely relevant is s. 108(3), which states that a Minister appointed from outside Parliament vacates his office “if circumstances arise that would result in his or her seat becoming vacant were he or she a Member of Parliament”. This requires us to consider whether there are any circumstances as provided for under s. 129 of the Constitution. This is the provision that deals with circumstances under which an MP would vacate office.

The only ground that is remotely relevant to Moyo’s situation, which I suspect may have been used in this case, is s. 129(1)(g) which states that an MP vacates his seat if he “accepts public office”.  “Public office” is defined under s. 332, the definitions section in the Constitution as “a paid office in the service of the State” and a “public officer” is “a person holding or acting in a public office”. This would therefore qualify the office of an MP as a “public office”.

In this regard, it might be said that when Moyo was sworn in as an MP, he became a “public officer” and as such technically, this circumstance triggered the operation of s. 129(1)(g), as read with s. 108(3), meaning that he vacated his Ministerial office when he accepted that “public office”. In this regard, it could be said he lost his office by operation of law and he would have to await re-appointment by the President. This would explain why technically, he is not regarded as a Cabinet Minister in the present circumstances. However, it’s not automatic that he would be re-appointed. That is entirely at the discretion of the President.

The other related provision, which is also a possible explanation is. 129(1)(h) which states that if a person was a public officer at the time of becoming an MP, he would have to relinquish his public office within 30 days of the date that he is declared an MP. If this is read strictly, it would mean that since Moyo was a Minister and therefore a public officer as defined above, he would be required to relinquish the Ministerial office within 30 days of being sworn in as MP, which he still has time to do. Of course, Mugabe can reappoint him to the same post if he wants to. But this might explain why he has been required to give up his Ministerial position as has been reported.

If indeed, the President’s intention is to retain him, he could have easily avoided the drama that has accompanied the occasion by doing a straight-swap, literally moving the chairs or, in other words, moving Moyo from the one chair of Minister as a non-MP to the chair of Minister as an MP. It would have been quick, bloodless and without all the drama. Moyo would still be exercising his functions as Minister, rather than a situation where he has had to go home and await re-appointment, which might or might not come.

This might suggest that there is more to it than mere procedure. If it is merely procedural, then the Government has created unnecessary drama. There is fertile ground to speculate that this is more than just a procedural matter. Surely, government lawyers would have known this in advance? Surely, someone in government would have anticipated this situation and prepared for it? It’s not as if it was not foreseeable that Moyo would be elected? Why then the drama on something that was easily foreseeable and could have been prepared for in advance? Was someone trying to embarrass Moyo? Did the lawyers in government who raised this not advise Moyo of this possibility when he contested? If so, why?

It’s probable that President Mugabe might be unhappy over something or he might want to use this occasion to do a Cabinet reshuffle, which is entirely at his discretion. He might have another portfolio in mind for Moyo, which might explain why he has not followed the simple and straightforward procedure of a straight swap. He might be opening up space for a preferred candidate, perhaps the First Lady herself?

There can be all sorts of speculation as to what President Mugabe is up to and why he has done this. Has he sacked Moyo for good? Or is he merely following procedure? Will Moyo bounce back as Information Minister or will he return in another portfolio? Will he return at all? Is this all part of the succession battles within Zanu PF? We just don’t know.

What is clear at law however, is that the President has the power to appoint and he also has the power to remove. The next few hours or days will reveal more fully what has transpired along Samora Machel Avenue in the corridors of the grand old buildings called Munhumutapa. by Alex T. Magaisa. source-bulawayo24.

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Family acquitted of murder charges for burying prophet alive, in cleansing ceremony

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A Muzarabani family accused of murdering a self-proclaimed prophet who had asked them to bury him alive during a cleansing ceremony have been acquitted by the High Cour appeared in court facing charges of murdering a self styled prophet, Shamiso Kamanya at Mazonde village under Chief Kasekete on the 30th of July 2012.

They were acquitted by High Court judge, Justice Owen Tagu after the state withdrew the matter.

The acquittal follows an application by Prosecutor Washington Munyoro who told the court that the state had failed to prove a case against the accused persons given than none of the invited state witnesses had produced incriminating evidence against the five men.

The court heard that ‘Prophet’ Kanyama and his colleague, Dick Benson had been invited to cleanse the homestead by the five men who were accusing their father, Zvidzai Muchengeti of possessing evil spirits that were causing deaths and suffering to other family members.

Justice Tagu heard that Kanyama told the family members that the cleansing process entailed him being buried alive in a grave shaped pit to enable him to summon more powers to drive away the evil spirits.

The five men’s father, Muchengeti told the court that Kanyama measured the width, length and depth of the pit and assisted the five men in digging after which he prayed and entered the pit, lied on his stomach and ordered them to cover him with soil.

Kanyama was then buried alive, leading to his death.
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After Prophet Walter Magaya, Mugabe also attacks the Apostolic Faith

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President Robert Mugabe has attacked members of the Vapositori (apostolic sect members), for refusing to take their children to school and hospitals, citing it as one of the country’s major draw backs.

Speaking at a ceremony for the official opening of the junior Parliament and the swearing in of the junior president in Harare yesterday, Mugabe said that members of the Vapositori were not forthcoming on the issue of education and medical treatment.

“Yes then, you will also have church dzimwe dzevapositori dzisingadi kuti vana vadzidze, (that do not allow children to go to school) but we have managed to convince others semutumwa wekwaMarange,” Mugabe said.

He said thousands of the church’s denominations gather for the pass over ceremony every year.

“….and at those meetings it’s not always easy to persuade people that to go without education is disastrous in their lives, when they have their bible, their tenets and the principles of their  religious group,” he said.

He told the gathering at Parliament building that government had only managed to convince one leader in Marange to send his members’ children to school. He said the Vapositori in that area had taken heed of the call and managed to build schools.

“But that’s only one community, what about the others?” Mugabe queried.

He also attacked Vapositori on their adamant denial to go to hospitals.

“They do not believe also that when a person gets ill he should go to hospital and be treated medically.  Vane mvura yavo yavanoti yakanatswa nemutungamiri, ndoyanongonwa. Havamboda kubata kana piritsi rimwe chete, havadi, saka (they drink holy water from their leader. They do not want to take even a single tablet, so) we should do a lot of teaching.

“Kwamutumwa kwatakaenda (with mutumwa) we have succeeded in education but we haven’t succeeded on the other one, yehealth. Those are some of the things that draw us back,” he said.

He added, “We are therefore urging chiefs, traditional and spiritual leaders and other community leaders to sensitise their communities and to encourage our young people to stay in school. We should put the interest of our children first.”

Mugabe’s attack on Vapositori comes following another scathing attack from Prophetic Healing and Deliverance ministries founder Walter Magaya on the way the Vapositori handle spiritual issues.

Magaya alleged that Vapositori were powered by the underworld of the marine kingdom, an allegation they did not take lightly.

One of the Vapositori’s controversial beliefs include child marriages. However, Mugabe yesterday said the government was mulling aligning the country’s laws relating to marriages to forbid the marriage of young people below the age of 18.

“This alignment is in sync with our Constitution,” he said.

He said early marriages had robbed children the valuable experience of childhood, adding that some were being forced into early marriages because they could not proceed with their education due to lack of funds.

“The Multi Indicator Cluster Survey (Mics 2014) reports that 24, 5 percent of girls aged between 15 to 19 years, are currently married or in union, while only 1, 7 percent of boys in the same age group are married or in union.

“The Zimbabwe Demographic Health Survey (ZDHS) 2010 to 2011 also reported that 33 percent of women aged 20 to 49, were married before reaching the age of 18,” Mugabe said.

He said that it was clear that there was need to do more to ensure that the society allows young women to grow and reach their fullest potential.

Yesterday’s swearing in ceremony was conducted as the country also commemorated the Day of the African Child, which is celebrated every year on June 16.
Samuel Nyarenda, a form three student at Mazowe Boys High School in Mashonaland Central was sworn-in as the child president after amassing 48 votes, beating nine other contestants.

The Day of the African Child is celebrated in honour of school children who lost their lives on June 16, 1976, during the Soweto uprising in apartheid South Africa. Source: dailynews

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