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Prof Moyo Faces Rape Accusations

Prof Moyo Faces Rape Accusations

Former Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo, who left Zimbabwe hurriedly in 2017 and faces arrest on various charges on his return, has been accused by veteran modelling instructor Mrs Sipho Mazibuko of raping her 11 years ago when she was pregnant. In a Facebook post on Friday, Mrs Mazibuko said she made a police report at […]

Zim to Open Up 97 Percent Market For Free Trade Under AfCFTA

Zim to Open Up 97 Percent Market For Free Trade Under AfCFTA

ZIMBABWE is set to open up 97 % of its markets to both imports and exports for goods originating from within the continent under the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement AfCFTA. AfCFTA is the brainchild of the African Union and was initiated in 2012 with the objective of establishing a single trading bloc which […]

President Mnangagwa Changes National Dress for Zimbabweans

President Mnangagwa  Changes National Dress for Zimbabweans

President Mnangagwa Saturday launched the national dress at State House in Harare. The project was spearheaded by his wife Auxillia Mnangagwa who the president lauded for leading the “milestone achievement that is crucial to promoting and preserving national identity”. “The fabric plays an important role in the preservation of national values and cultural heritage and […]

Towards a National Gender-Sensitive Land Policy In Zimbabwe

Towards a National Gender-Sensitive Land Policy In Zimbabwe

The importance of a sound land administration system (LAS) cannot be over-emphasized. This article seeks to examine the current state of the land administration system across all land-use categories in Zimbabwe, a general overview of the land administration challenges, with the aim of providing a policy proposition of how the land system can better be […]

Zimbabwe Cabinet Cabinet Approves Law Criminalizing Protests

Zimbabwe Cabinet Cabinet Approves Law Criminalizing Protests

The Zimbabwean cabinet, led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, has approved tough new laws that will criminalise protests. The proposed amendments to the Criminal Law (Codification Reform) Act will also make it a criminal offence for Zimbabweans to “cooperate with foreign governments” or allege abductions. “The amendments will criminalise the conduct of isolated citizens or groups, […]

Child Marriages Remain A Major Challenge In South African Development Community

Child Marriages Remain A Major Challenge In South African Development Community

There has been a flurry of legal battles to end child marriages in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region over the past few years. Successes have been scored on the legal front at both regional and national levels but equally so there have been some noticeable barriers in the fight against child marriages. In […]

Zimbabwe Divorce Law Spurs Women’s Fight For Property

Zimbabwe Divorce Law Spurs Women’s Fight For Property

When Smangele Tshuma got divorced after five years of marriage, her in-laws forced her out of the home that she had been living in with her husband in southwestern Zimbabwe and took the three donkeys she had bought with money from selling blankets. Like most marriages in the country’s rural areas, Tshuma’s had been a […]

Zimbabwe Makes It Illegal For Schools To Expel Pregnant Girls

Zimbabwe Makes It Illegal For Schools To Expel Pregnant Girls

Zimbabwe has made it illegal for schools to expel pupils who get pregnant, a measure women’s rights campaigners said would help tackle gender inequality in the classroom and stop many girls from dropping out of school. A legal amendment announced last week seeks to reinforce a 1999 guideline that was patchily implemented and comes as school […]

Mnangagwa Signs Law Allowing Pregnant Girls To Continue In School

Mnangagwa Signs Law Allowing Pregnant Girls To Continue In School

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has signed a law barring government schools from excluding girls who fall pregnant from attending lessons. Teachers are also no longer allowed to cane pupils, under amendments to the Education Act which became law on Saturday. The new law also says that no pupil shall be excluded from school for non-payment […]

AU Speaks On Zimbabwe Crisis, Orders Mnangagwa to Respect Rule of Law

AU Speaks On Zimbabwe Crisis, Orders Mnangagwa to Respect Rule of Law

THE African Union Commission (AUC) has added its voice to rising human rights abuses in Zimbabwe, calling on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration to uphold the rule of law. In a statement Monday, AUC chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said the commission was following closely, political developments in Zimbabwe hinting authorities were taking advantage of the Covid-19 […]

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