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False prophet attempts to facilitate child abuse
A girl aged 13 years was forced on a boy aged 14 years by her guardian. He was responding to a self-proclaimed prophet who had claimed that the boy impregnated the girl, who was two months pregnant.
The power of referrals empowers the marginalised
The cascading power of information is evident through referrals. A classic example was when Ms Tina Chipendekari, who was married to a Malawian, visited LRF Highfield offices seeking assistance to acquire her late husband’s death certificate. She was referred by someone who had attended LRF outreach sessions on legal empowerment.
A different perspective on stiff sentences for sexual offenders
There have been clarion calls from civil society, traditional leaders and various stakeholders for the imposition of stiffer, deterrent sentences on sexual offenders. It is pleasing to note that a Cabinet committee has been set up to look at possible ways of reducing incidences of sexual offences, one such strategy being the imposition of stiffer, deterrent penalties. This is a welcome development in light of the increasing incidences of sexual offence cases reported in the press and to the police and various stakeholders who deal with such cases.