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Outrage Over "Lenient" Ruling On Chinese Child Marriage

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Girl rights defenders are not happy with a fine imposed by a traditional court on a Chinese expatriate who impregnated and married a 15-year-old Sanyati girl.

Chief Neuso, born Titos Mudzimiri, last Sunday fined the Chinese national only identified as Yan, four beasts, three sheep and US$1 000.

Yan is employed as an engineer at Rongxin/Mambo Mine, about 75km from Kadoma in Mashonaland West Province.

The parents of the girl were also fined for “selling off” their daughter on 26 November 2021.

Africa Union Goodwill ambassador on ending child marriages, Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, called for zero tolerance on child marriages.

She also urged the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to expedite investigations into the case.

Karen Mukwasi, the director of Pada Platform said the girl was too young to consent to marriage.

Shamwari Ye Mwanasikana advocacy officer Rudo Mangwanyata said those involved in child marriages should be punished severely. She said:

Forced marriages are a menace to society and the lives of girls. Forced Marriages must end now. The Marriage Bill must be passed into law as a matter of urgency.

We need tougher sentences to be imposed on perpetrators. Our courts must set precedence when sentencing those found guilty of these crimes against girls.

Having offenders going unpunished defeats our efforts in ending violence against women and girls by 2030.

Acting Prosecutor General Justin Uladi on Friday told The Standard that investigations into the child marriage case are yet to be completed. He said:

I can confirm that there are two dockets that have reached our office in Kadoma. One of them involves the Chinese national suspected of having married a minor and the other one is of the parents who married off the minor.

These have been returned to the police for further investigation but l can’t comment further.

More: The Standard


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25 Comments

Mai shalo 4 months ago

Kwamarangemazimbwa evanhu mwana wehanzvadzi akafa achizvara


Tkt 4 months ago

@Gogodera dai pfungwa dzenyu dzakurawo nekukura kunoita mwiri wenyu. I give you all the respect but zvimwe zvacho mkoma zvoda kumbo fungawo musati manyora, mambo taura zvekuti torora ma7yrs kkkk ayaa ndapererwa mkoma bcoz ndoziva kuti you wont do it tikati isai kaPublic Apology kkk bcoz mozviti maka chenjera asi zvimwe zvoda kufunga mkoma WITH ALL RESPECT DUE, taridzai vana hugogodera hwenyu chaihwo kwete kuita semwana wembwa uyaaaa watino ziva tese


Daily prophecy 4 months ago

Musatsamwire muchina uyo kwamarange vakazara wani


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Nimrod mandishona 4 months ago

Isu kuchurch tinoroora vadiki nokuti ndivo vanenke vaziva murume


Nimrod mandishona 4 months ago

Ku church kupi kwaukuti toroora vadiki Uchida kushatisa zita rangu kwana iwewe

Nimrod mandishona 4 months ago

Iwewe waba zita rangu wonyora zvaunoda dai wandikwanirawo.ende ukunyora zvisingaverengeke futi.vanenke ndokutii ikoko

Tkt 4 months ago

Kkkk @Nimrod for sure uyo ngaachinje zita with effect from now bcoz ataridza kuita munhu mkuru chaiye


MuGrade 2 4 months ago

Nowadays even grade 7 are sexually active.... it's not about church


Nimrod mandishona 4 months ago

Change yo name hausi mu grade 2uri upper 6

Nimrod mandishona 4 months ago

Ya iwewe ukuzviziva zvirimunyika ryt now kwete avo vanongotuka mq churches havazive zvichavapa hurombe

Concerned Citizen 4 months ago

THE LAW SHOULD APPLY TO EVERYONE EQUALLY.IF IT WAS A BLACK ZIMBO GUY HE WOULD BE BEHIND BARS BY NOW BUT BECAUSE THE GUY IS CHINESE "OUR ALL WEATHER FRIENDS" THE LAW IS DRAGGING ITS FEET.
THE CHINESE ARE INVADING OUR LAND THEN THEY MARRY OUR UNDER AGE DAUGHTERS AND SISTERS BECAUSE WE ARE TOO POOR TO RESIST THE FEW DOLLARS THEY OFFER IN RETURN.
ITS HIGH TIME WE PUT ZIMBABWEANS FIRST!!
ZIMBABWE IS FOR ZIMBABWEANS


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 4 months ago

I DO NOT SEE WHERE THE CHIEF WENT WRONG. COURTS HAVE JURISDICTIONS. HAVE THESE ORGANISATIONS WHO ARE NOISY ABOUT THE CHIEF'S SENTENCE MADE RESEARCHES TO FIND OUT HIS JURISDICTION ?

CHIEF NEUSO DEALT WITH THIS CASE CIVILLY. WE HEAR THAT POLICE ARE DEALING WITH THE CHINESE CRIMINALLY.

CHIEF NEUSO PLAYED HIS PART. WE NOW WAIT TO SEE HOW OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IS GOING TO HANDLE THIS CASE.

LET US NOT TREAT THIS CASE AS IF IT IS OUT THE BLUES BECAUSE THE ACCUSED IS CHINESE.

YOURS FAITHFULLY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ]


T 4 months ago

That punishment was too light for a chief to give in a case like this, that's their complaint

Man of the moment 4 months ago

Surely ipapo Samboy you are Right Ishe akatopedza pake uyo

Gogodera 4 months ago

Muchaina atori nani pane marange kubhadhara 15us pavana 4 marange inoda kungovhariswa no church


Tai Lung 4 months ago

If someone wants to put forward an argument I supposed they r supposed to provide some form of evidence rather than stereotyping certain groups like that. At an educated person at least would consider this.
Check!

Nimrod mandishona 4 months ago

Gogodera unoda kubatsirwa nguva ichiripo shuwa nekuti ukashaya rubatsiro unodya ma bin manje manjeso

Truthsayer 4 months ago

Chinese colonization of zimbabwe and captured courts


Tkt 4 months ago

@Nimrod wozonzwa mamwe mazivanhu achiti,heee marange marange kuita sei,kwacho, 0779602064 ndibate apo wangu


Tkt 4 months ago

@Bright kkkk sure but ndambo taura naye haaa mkoma vapotsa vaisa munamato paPindula umwe ai putikirwa nefona nhasi, kkkk


Bright 4 months ago

@Tkt kkkkk haaa vanehasha kani dai vanhu vaionana pano ka paikwaturwa vanhu

Tkt 4 months ago

@Nimrod woyeeee ndibvunzirewo hama dzedu dziya kuti kamu CHINA aka tonamata nako kwaMarange here futi, kkkkkk


Nimrod mandishona 4 months ago

Aaa Tkt ndatombozvitaura kuti mu china uyo ndewekwamarangeka vanhu vanongoti namana nemarange yadii.bright dai nditori paduze nevanhu vese ivavo vakutuka marange ndaitamba navo kusvika kumapena chaiko

Bright 4 months ago

Kkkkkk ane hasha nimrod dzakanyanyisa

Chikandamina 4 months ago

Ndaapinde mu chanese mukati ise



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