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Slavery in today’s world: human trafficking: Part 1

Please note that all the stories used in this article are based on real events although these did not happen in Zimbabwe. They have...

How and when to report rape

According to the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency, on average, fifteen (15) women are raped in Zimbabwe every day. This means that one woman is...

Zimbabwean law and sexual orientation

The reality of any society, Zimbabwe included is that citizens have different sexual orientations.  Same sex couples exist in Zimbabwe, have always existed and...

Do Zimbabweans have a right to Electricity?

“The state and every person, including juristic persons, and every institution and agency of government at every level” has the obligation to “respect, protect,...

The death penalty in Zimbabwe

By Nathan Majuru and Vimbai N Tavaziva The right to life is the most basic human right afforded to every human being simply because one...

Slavery in today’s world: Part 2: How are victims of human trafficking transported from one place to another and why?

Slavery in today’s world: Part 2: How are victims of human trafficking transported from one place to another and why? Misled In the first part of...

Woman Rights

What is rape?

The law says that rape takes place when: a man forces a woman to have sex with him even after she has made it...

What does it take to claim seduction damages?

Under customary law, virginity is not a requirement so the father claiming damages does not need to show that his daughter was a virgin. He...

Children’s birth confirmation records

On the refusal of hospitals to give new mothers their children’s birth confirmation records over non-payment of maternity fees The question, whether it is  legal...

Criminal Law

Some facts on defamation of Character

It is not “deformation” of character; rather it is defamation of character. It is called such because you de-fame the character of a person...

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How does the law factor into viability assessment for an entrepreneurial idea?

Economists are agreed that there are 3 types of viability that an entrepreneur needs to measure to ensure that their business idea has a...

The law and your savings club (maround): Where does the money stand?

By Ti Chitsinde Our readers have asked what law regulates the operation of ‘maround’ in Zimbabwe. Maround (savings clubs have their roots in Zimbabwe in early...

Is there a legal definition of corruption in Zimbabwe?

By Prosper Simbarashe Maguchu 2014 was a revealing year in terms of levels of corruption and malpractice in state parastatals.  Both state and private media ...

Interception of Communications

How do we guard ourselves against abuse by the government employees who are responsible for collecting information on the parameters of the Interception of...

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