‘Government could soon outlaw any marriage with under 18s’-Mugabe

‘Government could soon outlaw any marriage with under 18s’-Mugabe

Government could soon outlaw any marriage with persons below the age of 18, President Mugabe has said. Mugabe said this in Harare yesterday amid national debate on court precedents allowing children as young as 12 years old to legally consent to sex and even marriage. Addressing child parliamentarians at the official opening of the 23rd Session of the Junior Parliament, which coincided with the Day of the African Child commemorations at Parliament Building, President Mugabe…

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MP Jessie Majome asks ‘Is Prosecutor General Tomana a public offender or protector’

MP Jessie Majome asks ‘Is Prosecutor General Tomana a public offender or protector’

Harare West MP Jessie Majome has questioned if the Prosecutor General Johannes Tomana was a protector of public offenders following his remarks that the twelve year old girl child should be asked if she is prepared for marriage or not indicating that such a child has a right to choice of life and not imposition of issues.”Public protector or public offender?” ashed Majome. “If Prosecutor General Tomana said this he must go! It would mean…

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‘Arrest those who marry child brides,’ says Mnangagwa

‘Arrest those who marry  child brides,’ says Mnangagwa

VICE-PRESIDENT and Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa has said Government will channel more resources to protect children’s rights. At commemorations of the Day of the African Child and official opening of the 23rd Session of the Junior Parliament, VP Mnangagwa said Government was committed to educating every child. “Government will continue to support children to go to school and become educated. An educated person will not give preference to marriage,” he said….

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Chiyangwa still in Avenues Clinic after house fire

Chiyangwa still in  Avenues Clinic  after house fire

Tycoon and politician Dr Phillip Chiyangwa, who was injured in an inferno that razed part of his Harare mansion on Friday, says he is recovering well and does not suspect foul play in the incident. The Sunday Mail visited Dr Chiyangwa at Avenues Clinic yesterday afternoon, and although in pain, his condition was said to be stable and he would be discharged soon. Appearing to be coping well with the loss, he blamed the fire…

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‘Bona Mugabe admits its not all rosy in marriage’

‘Bona Mugabe  admits its not all rosy in marriage’

President Robert Mugabe’s daughter – Bona Mugabe-Chikore has revealed that it is ‘not all rosy’ in her marriage to Simba Chikore. Bona wedded 2014 and she is still to have a  baby. She revealed this when offering marriage advice at recent wedding at FBC Sports Club in Harare. “Marriage is a wonderful thing. Before you get married, people will say ‘ It’s tough in marriage but you have to be brave. “When we got married,…

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Chiyangwa’s 43 roomed mansion with , 18 bedrooms, 25 lounges ,15 carports, in fire outbreak

Chiyangwa’s 43 roomed mansion with , 18 bedrooms, 25 lounges ,15 carports,  in fire  outbreak

Flamboyant businessman Phillip Chiyangwa’s famous multi-million dollar plush Borrowdale mansion yesterday caught fire destroying thousands of dollars’ worth of property and left the Zanu PF central committee member hospitalised.The fire is believed to have been caused by an electrical fault in the main bedroom. Chiyangwa’s son Bruce and others managed to put out the fire before it spread to other parts of the house. When NewsDay visited the mansion yesterday afternoon, some household property, including…

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Mugabe, says African leaders snub his invites to visit Harare, and blames the West.

Mugabe,  says African leaders  snub his invites to visit Harare, and blames the West.

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe, a much-criticised frequent flier, has revealed that some African leaders have snubbed his invites to visit Harare. And, as with everything else that goes wrong in Zimbabwe, Mugabe blamed western countries for the rebuffs. Mugabe made the revelation while seeing off Malian president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who made a three-day stopover in Harare after attending the African Union summit in South Africa. Speaking at Harare international airport, the veteran leader said leaders…

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‘Mugabe must fire Prosecutor General Tomana now!’ -say Child Rights groups

‘Mugabe must fire  Prosecutor General Tomana  now!’ -say Child Rights groups

CHILD and women’s rights activists have demanded that Prosecutor General Johannes Tomana immediately resigns or, failing that, be fired after he appeared to suggest that 12-year-old girls could consent to sex and that they should be listened to if they wanted to get married. Tomana made the remarks in an interview with the Bulawayo Chronicle but he was beating a hasty retreat Friday after widespread outrage over the comments. Audio recordings of the interview also…

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More Zanu PF damage control as Mugabe castigates ‘Tomana’s girl child marriage ideas’

More Zanu PF damage control as Mugabe castigates ‘Tomana’s girl child marriage ideas’

President Robert Mugabe has commended the child parliamentarians for exhibiting maturity in the debates they carried out during the official opening of the 23rd Session of the Children’s Parliament in Harare today. Mugabe, who was addressing the same gathering, castigated early child marriages saying girls should not be seen as ripe for marriage judging by their physical appearance. He said child marriages cause irreparable damage to girls and denies them the right to personal development…

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

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

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…

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