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Chinese National Marries Minor, Ordered To Pay Four Cattle

Chinese National Marries Minor, Ordered To Pay Four Cattle

Chief Samuel Neuso of Sanyati has ordered a Chinese national accused of marrying a minor to pay four cattle, three sheep and an unspecified amount of money as a fine for the offence. 

The Chinese national only identified as Yan, an engineer at Rongxin/Mambo Mine about 75km from Kadoma in Mashonaland West province, was summoned to appear before the chief’s court on Sunday 23 January 2022 to answer to the charge.

Yan pleaded guilty to violating traditional values when he married a 15-year-old minor on November 26, 2021. Chief Neuso also found the Chinese’s in-laws guilty of the offence.

The forced marriage came to light after being exposed by NewsDay in December last year. Sources claim that the minor is now pregnant. Said a source:

It has been resolved that the pregnant minor must go back to her parents and return to Yan when she turns 16.

The minor (name withheld) was doing Form 3 when she was married off to Yan after he paid US$2 000 in bride price.

Yan was accompanied by his go-between, Clement Chimbunde, during the weekend traditional court hearing.

Sources in Sanyati said most poor families in the area were marrying off their underage daughters to Chinese miners.

Recently, Women Affairs, Small and Medium Enterprises minister Sithembiso Nyoni said all Chinese nationals who marry minors should be arrested and deported. 

More: NewsDay Zimbabwe


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7 Comments

Gaffer ✪ω✪ 5 months ago

Inini @Gaffer na @Nkast takataura nezvezvima Chinese izvi bt sometimes some people are just good at talking bt less action.


iniziizvangu 5 months ago

Where is the law? Had it been a local the police n other entities would be making noise over such cases. Eg the stories from marange... But becoz these guys are Chinese n our gvt is busy bootlicking these Chinese nationals such stories are swept under the bridge. If it was a local we could be talking of jail terms but in this case a minister suggest deportation..


Obert Bozongwana 5 months ago

Where is the Law locals are hushly punished for the same case


Chikandamina 5 months ago

Mutongo ndaushande chief haisiyake ndaiendse mberi.


The King of Serpents 5 months ago

Akaiendesa mberi, the Chinese will be released with no charges. Why?, because our government is afraid of China. Saka kwachief kurinani kwakatombobudawo mombe kkkkk

Dr huni 5 months ago

Where are the feminists where is the police nxaaaa nyika ino so!!!


🥸 5 months ago

Mombe 🐂🐂🐂🐂dzacho dzirikutoshamisika nazvo kuti chief vanokara ava November wacho zvaanga atopera hake. Anyway mwanasikana achiri pwere hake kuda zvinhu chete vabereki ava economy yakaoma iyi shuwa🤭



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