MPs Fight For Age Of Se_xual Consent To Be REDUCED To 12


In a very alarming development for the country, which would make Zimbabwe a haven for paedophiles, the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Welfare is reported to be pushing for the age of se_xual consent to be reduced to 12 years. At the moment, the legal age of consent is 16 years. The parliamentary committee on health and child care is led by Ruth Labode of the opposition MDC.

The matter was confirmed by the Assistant Clerk of Parliament Johane Gandiwa who said that the issue of reducing the age of sexual consent to 12 years was actually discussed by the Health and Child Welfare committee last week during a workshop.

Commenting on the matter, former Harare West legislator Jessie Majome said,