Chiefs Want Punitive Powers Over Child Marriages

MIDLANDS Province’s Chief Muhumbane said traditional leaders and chiefs must be granted powers to punish child marriages offenders if the prevailing surge in child marriages cases is to be nipped in the bud. By Michael Gwarisa Speaking during a Chief’s Indaba in Gweru, Chief Muhumbane said there was conflict between customary law and criminal law and as a result, chiefs were battling to combat Child marriages. “Your excellency, we ask that there be clarity on issues of customary law and criminal law. Many a timers, you find that offenses are…

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Teen Pregnancies Rock Chimanimani

By Michael Gwarisa A total of 237 teenage girls have given birth at Mutambara Mission Hospital since the beginning of the year. Briefing ministry of health officials and donors, officials at the Hospital confirmed the sad development and blamed the presence of illegal miners in the Rusitu and Hotsprings areas. “Teen pregnancies is a major challenge in Chimanimani district, 237 teenagers have given birth Mutambara mission hospital since January. “Mutsvangwa, Rusitu & Hotsprings are hot spots in teen preg in Chimanimani district mostly because of illegal mining activities in these areas. Mutambara…

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