Gwanda Man Kills 15-Year-Old Wife Over Infidelity
A FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD girl from Gwanda was brutally assaulted to death by her 31-year-old “husband” who accused her of infidelity, bringing to the fore the thorny issue of child marriages that continues to rear its ugly head.
Child marriages, child sexual exploitation and teenage pregnancies remain a major concern in the country.
According to the Zimbabwe Gender Commission (ZGC), nearly 34 percent of girls under the age of 18 are married countrywide.
Child marriage is a violation of human rights and the ZGC is concerned about the surge in the practice as well as the exploitation of young women and girls The Zimbabwe Statistics Agency indicates that 33,7 percent of girls under 18 are married, which means that one in three girls under 18 are married.
Source – The Chronicle