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Chikwinya Calls For A Bill To Actualize New Age Of Consent To Sex

Chikwinya Calls For A Bill To Actualize New Age Of Consent To Sex

Mbizo legislator Settlement Chikwinya (CCC) has called on the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Ziyambi Ziyambi to bring a Bill to Parliament that will address the age of consent to sexual activities.

A few weeks ago, the Constitutional Court ruled that 18 years was the age of consent to sexual activities, not the 16 years which was in place.

Such a Bill will align the age of sexual consent with the legal age of majority which is set at 18 years in the new constitution.

Speaking in the National Assembly recently, Chikwinya said sexual activities for children under the age of 18 years should be criminalised. He said:

I take cognisance of the fact that the Constitutional Court recently passed a landmark judgement in which it moves the age of sexual consent from 16 to 18 years.

I, therefore, call upon the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to come to Parliament with a bill that actualises the provisions but criminalises the involvement of sexual activities for children under the age of 18 years so that at least we make it a reality for us to protect these children who are below the age of 18.

Speaking on the same matter, Harare East legislator Tendai Biti (CCC) said the Justice Minister must come up with a comprehensive bill for protecting children. Said Biti:

The implicit ruling by the Constitutional Court is that the Child Protection Adoption Act must also be revisited.

It still sets the age of a child at 16 and does not offer sufficient protection, particularly for those children between 16 and 18.

Also, children still face discrimination from the inheritance point of view. So, I have a daughter called Zoey, she cannot inherit from my own estate, which is why the Constitutional Court says the government must come up with a comprehensive bill protecting children in their entirety, including child labour.

Children are working in farms, tobacco, cotton in Gokwe and so forth. This bill must protect children.

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haaaa 1Β month ago

boss tea vataura apoo especially pa child labor haikon

JahπŸ‡ΏπŸ‡ΌTsvarie-07 1Β month ago

Kamativi girl 17 years of age give birth and put infant in toilet, a sign she is not mature enough.
17 years less 9 months worse...

Zvimbazi 1Β month ago

Ingutsheni or Harare psych hospital is where u belong .

Freeman 1Β month ago

What about electoral reforms

πŸ…ΌπŸ…°πŸ†πŸ…°πŸ†…πŸ…°πŸ†‰πŸ…° 1Β month ago

𝑰𝒕 π’˜π’π’–π’π’… 𝒃𝒆 π’—π’†π’“π’š π’…π’Šπ’‡π’‡π’Šπ’„π’–π’π’• 𝒕𝒐 π’‘π’π’π’Šπ’„π’† 𝒔𝒖𝒄𝒉 π’„π’“π’Šπ’Žπ’†π’” π’˜π’‰π’Šπ’„π’‰ 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒕 π’Šπ’” π’Šπ’π’—π’π’π’—π’†π’…. 𝑰𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’—π’Šπ’„π’•π’Šπ’Ž π’Šπ’” π’‰π’‚π’‘π’‘π’š 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒐𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓 π’Šπ’” π’‰π’‚π’‘π’‘π’š 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’„π’“π’Šπ’Žπ’† π’„π’π’Žπ’Žπ’Šπ’•π’•π’†π’… 𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝒄𝒍𝒐𝒔𝒆𝒅 π’ƒπ’†π’…π’“π’π’π’Ž 𝒅𝒐𝒐𝒓𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 π’Šπ’” π’π’π’•π’‰π’Šπ’π’ˆ 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒃𝒆 𝒅𝒐𝒏𝒆 π’ƒπ’š 𝒂 π’•π’‰π’Šπ’“π’… π’‘π’‚π’“π’•π’š.

πŸ—£οΈ Voiceless 1Β month ago

the missing teenager

Tkt 1Β month ago

You think that will reduce the number of Apostles who support ZANU-PF, kkk shame instead of fighting for things that really define a nation busy trying to protect #Ama2000 kkkk sorry Biti kaZoey kaki ikako kaka to pedzerwa ma sports kare pakari kanenge kachitoti "mdara wangu ari kubhaiza too bad"
Handei tione isu vamwe tino chengetwa neNYASHA

Chawabvunza 1Β month ago

While @Maravaza is correct, let me remind him that such cases manifest after the minor becomes pregnant or the minor becomes sick with ****ually transmitted disease and visits a heath institution for treatments.





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