CONSENTING TO EARLY MARRIAGE: WHO IS TO BLAME?

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By Theresa Takafuma   Maria and Martina (not real names) are half-sisters, born in a polygamous family from the same father but different mothers. The two, whose parents are staunch members of the Johane-Marange Apostolic sect are both married to one man, a 70-year-old senior elder in the church who […]

WHEN RELIGION BECOMES OPPRESSION: WHO SHALL BE THEIR VOICES?

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The Zimbabwe media and social networking sites have been awash with reports and jokes about the beat down of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Support Unit by the Budiriro based Joanne Masowe eChishanu apostolic cult recently. While I can understand the noise and even joy being expressed by most because […]

EXPOSING FUNERAL ASSURANCE POLICIES IN ZIMBABWE

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Written by Simbarashe Musukumidzwa   Zimbabwean insurance companies have technically two main options when it comes to making advance preparations for funeral expenses. However, one has an option of self-insurance. this is whereby an individual will simply be setting aside an amount of money for emergencies or face them as […]

EARLY MARRIAGE: A BIG THREAT TO ZIMBABWE’S GIRL CHILD

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Written By Lazarus Sauti   Agnes Hakata (not her real name) is a 15 year old girl from Hwedza. While her peers get ready to go to school each morning, she has to stay behind to prepare breakfast for her ageing husband. Sadly, like most teenage marriages, her marriage is […]

FOR THE LOVE OF SEX OR THE SAKE OF LOVE?

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Women go through a lot of painful and usually shameful experiences just to please a man and the question on the table is ‘is it really necessary? Many times we see women engaging in activities that either leave them in pain or with an extra burden, all in the name […]