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More effort required to fight child ‘marriages’


Padare refuses to dignify the practice of sexually abusing children as “marriage”. All the characteristics of a marriage are not in existence in these unions as their roots are formed in an unequal union where one or both parties are a child, not capable of making such a big commitment.

These unions are a menace and have robbed many girl children of their lives and have thrown them in a pool of poverty. The recent Constitutional Court cases of Tsopodzo and Madzuru in Zimbabwe unveiled and legally put a stop to a culture that is deep-rooted and harmful to many young people.

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