Articles tagged 'child abuse'

EASTERN NEWS | Man jailed for bedding 12-year-old 'wife' 10 January 2019 MUTARE - A 24 year old Dangamvura man has been caged 12 months after bedding a 12-year-old-girl who had eloped to him after she had been chased away from home for being in a relationship with him. Kudakwashe Ncube from Foroma Village under Chief Marange was convicted on his own plea of guilt b...
Nine-year-olds register for maternity services 30 December 2018 HARARE - Children as young as nine years of age are registering for maternity services, something that exposes how Zimbabwean communities continue to allow the abuse of the girl child to go unreported. As young as they are, nurses at some of the health institutions  — especially those in extre...
18 years for raping mentally-ill sister 20 December 2018 HARARE - A 22-YEAR-OLD married man has been sentenced to an effective 12 years in jail after he was convicted of raping his mentally challenged juvenile sister. At the time of committing the offence in 2015, the man — who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim — was aged 19 and ...
Uncle jailed 20yrs for raping niece 17 September 2018 HARARE - A Ruwa man who would tell his niece it was their tradition that the two sleep together before sexually assaulting the victim has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars. The man, 34, (name withheld) is now serving time behind bars after being convicted of rape charges. He appeared b...
Man 'rapes' step daughter 3 September 2018 HARARE - A thirty-eight-year-old man who reportedly raped his 14-year-old step-daughter has appeared in court. The man whose identity cannot be revealed to protect the victim, appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa, charged with rape. He was denied bail and remanded in custod...
Dad in court over sodomising son 21 April 2018 HARARE - A South Africa-based man, 35, has been charged with sodomising his eight-month-old baby. The court heard that in 2016, the man lost sexual appetite for his wife and drew closer to his son. It was alleged that the mother would notice cracks on her son's anus while bathing him. Wh...
Widower up for raping daughter 21 April 2018 HARARE - A 42-year-old Harare man who sexually violated his 11-year-old  daughter following his wife's death has appeared in court. The man (name withheld) was charged with rape when he appeared before Harare magistrate Tilda Mazhande. He was remanded in custody to April 30, and advised to ...
Fight against the incest scourge begins at home 24 March 2018 HARARE - Every week, we report a case of a father sexually assaulting their children. This is becoming alarming. Have fathers become sick in the head? Week after week, it's unrelenting, these heinous acts of rape and sexual assault on minors by their very own biological fathers. We have become...
Dad up for raping two daughters, sodomising son 21 March 2018 HARARE - A "perverted" father who allegedly raped his two young daughters and sodomised his son appeared in court yesterday over the horrific sexual abuse. The 37-year-old, who cannot be named to protect his children, started abusing the sisters who are six and nine years old. He is being char...
ChildLine raises abuse alarm 20 June 2017 HARARE - Childline Zimbabwe answered over 600 000 calls for help last year, with sexual abuse alerts constituting the bulk of the reports. The confidential counselling service for children below the age of 18 said the grim statistic should move legislators, parents and government to act. Th...
Step-dad jailed for abuse of toddler 23 March 2016 HARARE - An Epworth step-father has been jailed for one year for malicious punishment of a child after authorities say he forced the toddler to strip naked and hanged her on a plank. Twenty-one-year-old Cecil Matare, 20, was jailed on Monday by Harare magistrate Tendai Mahwe on two counts of i...
Wife pours boiling water on baby 25 November 2015 HARARE - A Warren Park 1 wife killed her baby after attempting to pour a jug of scalding water over her husband after an infidelity row. The six-month-old baby suffered fatal first degree burns to the body after the assault at their home in Warren Park this month. The baby sustained injurie...
Girl, 9, flees husband, 78 13 October 2015 MARALAL - Singing and dancing as she performs in a school assembly, Younis looks for all the world like a typical Kenyan teenager, with a beaming smile and a grey and maroon uniform. There's little outward clue to the trauma she's already been through in her 13 short years. When she was just n...
Mugabe blasts Vapositori 21 June 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has attacked members of the Vapositori (apostolic sect members), for refusing to take their children to school and hospitals, citing it as one of the country's major draw backs. Speaking at a ceremony for the official opening of the junior Parliament and the sw...
Stop abuse in the name of religion: Child president 21 June 2015 HARARE - Samuel Nyarenda, the incoming child president, has urged the government to weed out criminals who abuse children in the name of religion. Speaking at a swearing in ceremony held in Harare yesterday, Nyarenda urged government to act decisively on child abusers. “Religion must never ...
Let us fight against abuse of children 4 November 2013 EDITOR — It is high time authorities come hard on child abusers as these evil acts have now reached alarming levels. Hats off to the organisers of the recent demonstrations by children against child abuse as it will go a long way in helping curb this vice. The children have played their par...
Stop child sexual abuse 3 November 2013 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF government must immediately spring into action and put in place measures to curtail widespread abuse of the girl-child. With shocking statistics that over 4 000 cases of child abuse are reported every year, this is when a responsible government ...
Child rape horror 3 November 2013 HARARE - Over 4 000 cases of child abuse are reported yearly to the police, horror statistics that prompted a demo that brought traffic to a standstill in Harare yesterday. Over 500 children marched under police escort from Town House, turned into Samora Machel Avenue and proceeded to Africa U...
Who do we trust? 10 October 2013 EDITOR— I am very disturbed by a story I read in your paper about a father who was caught raping his 12-year-old daughter. This comes at a time cases of rape are on the increase in Zimbabwe. I don't understand why a father who is supposed to be looking after his child ends up being the one ...
2 400 children raped in 10 months 10 October 2013 HARARE - Child abuse, particularly sexual abuse, is rampant in Zimbabwe with increasing calls to protect children from all forms of abuse and neglect. In a fresh report, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Victim Friendly Unit, said more than 2 400 children under the age of 18 were victims of r...
Justice should be served 8 October 2013 EDITOR — The rate at which children are being abused in this country is so disturbing. Whenever I read the paper I come across child abuse cases and this is very disheartening to know that in this era there are some people who are cruel enough to rape a seven-month-old baby and also some who c...
Child abuse cases on increase 6 February 2013 HARARE - One in every four children counselled by a leading child rights group last year has been sexually abused. Childline said it counselled 8 136 children in 2012 and 62 percent of the calls came from the girl child. The group said 25 percent of the cases showed that the children would have b...
Punish child abusers 15 November 2012 HARARE - It s welcome news that the magistrates courts are united in their determination to tackle child abuse. This follows the jailing of a cop s wife who forced her seven-year-old step-daughter to eat her own human waste. It s just a shame! The brave girl chillingly told the courts how she had...