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There’s that comparison that losing a cow is worse than having a woman raped.”Campaigners say families of victims have lost faith in the law, to the extent of making private arrangements with those who rape their children.
In April, Plumtree magistrate Livard Philemon sentenced a 19-year-old man who impregnated his employer’s Grade 7 daughter, 13, to 315 hours of community service.
While observing that Conscience Nleya, of Bulilima, had “destroyed the girl’s future”, Philemon still handed out the light sentence.
In May, Future Ncube, a 19-year-old Kezi herdsman who impregnated his 12-year-old “lover” was sentenced to perform 210 hours of community service by Gwanda regional magistrate Joseph Mabeza.
Background Recent data from antenatal clinic (ANC) surveillance and general population surveys suggest substantial declines in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevalence in Zimbabwe.
In part, the scale of the epidemic at country level reflects its widely disseminated nature.Auxilia Katongomara Chronicle Reporter LAWYERS and MPs say they are increasingly worried by what appears to be the trivialisation of child sex abuse by the courts, with the age of consent in Zimbabwe now effectively 12 years, although it is 16 under the constitution.Child sex predators are getting away with community service sentences, with magistrates and judges reluctant to pass exemplary punishment.The magistrate said while passing sentence: “Both of you exhibited immaturity and you were oblivious of the dangers of engaging in sexual intercourse.”Lawyer Alex Magaisa says while the age of consent under the constitution is 16, in practice it is in fact 12 – with the courts playing a major role in lowering the bar.Writing in The Chronicle today, he said: “While it’s often said the age of consent in Zimbabwe is 16 years, it is on analysis, effectively 12 years for girls.