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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‘Vascoda Mugabe, Arrives In Lesotho, After Brief Visit To Zimbabwe ‘

‘Vascoda Mugabe,  Arrives In  Lesotho, After Brief Visit To Zimbabwe ‘

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe, who is the current chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), has arrived in South Africa ahead of the Double Troika summit on Lesotho, reports say. The summit, which kicks off on Friday in Pretoria, is expected to find a solution to Lesotho’s political crisis, following the death of former army commander Maaparankoe Mahao. Mahao was allegedly shot dead by members of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) in his village home…

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Mugabe’s Government, Strong Arm Tactics Are, Fears Of Vendors Starting An Uprising

Mugabe’s Government, Strong Arm Tactics  Are, Fears Of Vendors Starting An Uprising

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s government is terrified of “an uprising fronted by vendors” hence it has resorted to strong arm tactics to remove them from the streets, the Zimbabwe Informal Sector’s Organization (Ziso) said Friday. The group that represents thousands of informal traders who have rejected two government ultimatums to vacate their stalls in urban areas, condemned the recent forced removal of informal miners in the Mazowe Valley. “Ziso suspects that there may be underlying political…

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‘Zimbabwe must continue to fight poverty, unemployment & inequality ‘ Thomas Mapfumo (70)

THE people of Zimbabwe must continue to fight poverty, unemployment and inequality “to give meaning to the years of sacrifice during the liberation struggle”, exiled music guru Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo has said in a statement marking his 70th birthday. The Lion of Zimbabwe, as Mapfumo is known by his legion of fans, has, since the days of the liberation struggle, used his music to highlight the injustice, corruption, grinding poverty, human rights violation and economic decline…

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‘Zimbabweans Might Soon Resort To cannibalism Due To Hunger’- Tendai Biti

ZIMBABWEANS might soon resort to cannibalism if the gripping hunger stalking the nation is not averted, former Finance Minister Tendai Biti has said. Biti, now secretary general of the MDC Renewal Team, told party supporters in Harare’s dormitory town of Chitungwiza that stress related deaths had gone up in the country. “If left to continue, the current situation will lead to cannibalism where human beings will resort to eating human flesh. “Most of the deaths…

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Farmer Tendai Tidings Musasa In Court For Donating Stolen Elephant Carcass To Mugabe

A PROMINENT farmer who, in February this year, pledged to donate wild animals towards President Robert Mugabe’s birthday bash, has appeared in court for allegedly stealing an elephant carcass which he intended to give as a gift. The carcass, weighing 950kg was given to Woodlands Farm Community by Parks and Wildlife Management Authority after they shot a problem elephant on February 25 but Tendai Tidings Musasa allegedly stole it and gave it to President Mugabe….

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Massive R4m (US$330 000) Ivory From Zimbabwe Seized At OR Tambo International Airport

Massive R4m (US$330 000)  Ivory From Zimbabwe Seized At OR Tambo International Airport

A SHIPMENT of ivory worth R4 million (US$330 000) was intercepted at Johannesburg airport on its way from Zimbabwe to Vietnam, South African officials said Friday, hailing it as one of the biggest recent finds. The 267 kilogram haul was hidden in boxes wrapped in plastic and labelled as handicrafts. “A full inspection of the boxes led to customs officials discovering ivory tusks amongst shredded paper,” the customs service said in a statement, valuing the…

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NCA Party Welcomes Appointment Of A Gender Commission By Mugabe

NCA Party Welcomes Appointment Of  A Gender Commission By Mugabe

The National Constitutional Assembly party has welcome the appointment of the Gender Commission saying its has been long over due. President Robert Mugabe appointed the commission recently. Madock Chivasa, NCA National Spokesperson said the NCA party welcomes the appointment of the new gender commission. “This has been long overdue given that there are so many social injustices arising from gender related oppression,” he said. “The NCA notes that the gender commission has a profound responsibility…

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