Child marriages

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    Man rapes 13-year-old, then ‘marries’ her

    POLICE in Mashonaland East Province have launched a manhunt for a 31-year-old man from Chigumadzi Village in Murewa for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl from the same village before he persuaded her to marry him. After allegedly raping the minor in front of her two siblings during the night of March 4, the man threatened the minor not to disclose…

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    13-year-old girl vanishes at Maranga shrine

    THE death of Anna ‘‘Memory’’ Machaya (14) while giving birth at the Johanne Marange Apostolic Church’s Mafararikwa Shrine during their Passover gathering last month has opened a Pandora’s Box after another 13-year-old girl was allegedly married off at the same time. Although the church has spiritedly denied gathering last month, skeletons continue tumbling out of their closet as investigations by…

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  • Courts and Law

    Chipinge man (48) arrested after ‘marrying’ 14-year-old girl

    CHIPINGE Magistrate Elizabeth Hanzi on Tuesday found a local 48-year-old man guilty after he “married” a 14-year-old juvenile and took her home as his wife. Msindo Makuyana, of New Year’s Gift, appeared before the courts charged with having sexual intercourse with a minor as defined in Section 70 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act. Makuyana was convicted on…

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