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What happens when you break your promise to marry?

The scenarios given in this article are not judgement calls on people who behave in similar ways; they are examples of what courts have...

What is the role of your Parliamentarian?

Our friend, Theresa Mugadza-a lawyer and former Deputy Chairperson  of the Anti-Corruption Commission- once watched an episode of a TV programme called “Constituency Watch”...

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...

Should lovers return gifts when the grapes turn sour?

Breaking up with someone you loved enough to want to marry may seem like such a personal thing that other people should keep their...

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...

Is sex work (prostitution) illegal in Zimbabwe?

Contrary to popular belief, sex work (also known as prostitution) is not a crime in Zimbabwe. Also, there is no law called “loitering for...

Is Cohabiting marriage?

As social values are changing, younger couples are redefining traditional interpretations of relationships. Some do not want to get married. Others find lobola charges...

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 to influence your MP

Members of Parliament (MP's) can be the most elusive individuals; they are difficult to find and very busy. In Zimbabwe, where most MPs do...

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...

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...

A beginner’s guide to legalese: Volume I

Lawyers like to sound fancy and confusing, unintelligible, and incomprehensible (Oh dear! There we go again!). We do it because we want to give you...

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What happens when you break your promise to marry?

The scenarios given in this article are not judgement calls on people who behave in similar ways; they are examples of what courts have...

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Our friend, Theresa Mugadza-a lawyer and former Deputy Chairperson  of the Anti-Corruption Commission- once watched an episode of a TV programme called “Constituency Watch”...

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...

Should lovers return gifts when the grapes turn sour?

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