#BREAKING: Gvt Repeals Section 40 Of The Marriages Bill…Says We Cant Protect Civil Partnerships

GOVERNMENT has with immediate effect revoked Section 40 of the Marriages  Bill which granted civil partnerships the same rights as proper marriages. By Michael Gwarisa and Kudakwashe Pembere During the post cabinet media briefing, Information minister, Hon Monica Mutsvangwa announced their decision to remove the controversial section following its misinterpretations by the public as it contradicted the country’s religious etiquette. “Cabinet also sought clarification from the Minister of Justice Legal and Parliamentary affairs on the import of Section 40 of the Marriage Amendment Bill currently before Parliament. Following the explanation…

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Every Police Officer Should Get Victim Friendly Training To End GBV

PARLIAMENTARIANS have called on the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to realign its curriculum and make it compulsory for every police officer to have Victim Friendly Unit (VFU) training so as to increase efficiency in dealing with Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases. By Michael Gwarisa   Speaking during a Policy Makers Dialogue meeting in Harare organised by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), Movement For Democratic Change (MDC) Vice President, Honorable Lynette Karenyi said Integrating VFU training into police training would ensure survivors of GBV get closure and comfort after…

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