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Sexually abused women relive experiences

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor Tariro Murinda (24) woke up to find a man slipping into her blankets in the bedroom she shared with her seven-year old sister. Before she could even scream for help, Tar...
Jailed RMG Independent End Time Message church founder Robert Martin Gumbura poses for a photograph with his 17 wives and six children during a family day at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison yesterday. - Picture by John Manzongo

21 hearts pound for jailed Gumbura

Ruth Butaumocho  Gender Editor HE may be serving a 40-year prison term for rape, but his love life has not been affected. If events witnessed at the ongoing Family week at Chikurubi Maximum Security ...

When shepherds devour the flock

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor The upsurge in sexual assaults and rape of minors by their guardians is a sad development that should not be allowed to continue. In the last few weeks, the nation has b...
Mr Mukaronda

Teacher invests in education

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor When Mr Charles Mukaronda was growing up, he was alarmed at the levels of poverty around him although raised in a family of academics, Mr Mukaronda neither lacked life’s...
Tamuka Chihota

Chihota rides on his dreams

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Profile Growing up in Mhondoro, Tamuka Chihota was an intelligent and astute young boy who dreamt of becoming an engineer. With no mentor within sight, nor a relative who was i...
The  proposal to amend the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform Act) (Chapter 9:33) was crafted after a public outcry over rising cases of sexual assault

Honeymoon over for rapists

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor Government’s proposed 60-year imprisonment for those found guilty of raping minors and the disabled is a welcome move that should address the growing problem of sexual a...
House of Hunger

Vital to honour our artists in life, death

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Editor Dambudzo Marechera was a renowned writer, who carved his own piece of history, both on the local and international literature radar as one of the best young African writ...
Elizabeth Rudo Limamu (nee Takundwa)

Limamu thrives in foreign land

Ruth Butaumocho Gender profile Zimbabwean born Elizabeth Rudo Limamu (nee Takundwa) navigates the challenges of doing business in South Africa like any other entrepreneur.
Peace Hilary Tumwesigire (centre), a publisher from Rwanda flanked by Zimpapers staff

With love from Rwanda

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Profile When most people survive from gender-based violence, they often withdraw into a cocoon and find it difficult to reach out to individuals who may be in similar circumsta...
Elizabeth Vimbai Mhangami

Mhangami Bulawayo’s own nightingale

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Profile When Elizabeth Vimbai Mhangami finished her studies in the United States, she decided to retrace her footsteps to Zimbabwe and establish how best she could contribute t...
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US-based Zim woman flies high

Ruth Butaumocho Gender Profile — Growing up in the high density suburb of Glen View in Harare Mabel Machabvunga-Butler had a difficult childhood, following the death of her father. Living with ...