“IT was said . . . but I say” connotes authority and a superseding effect. According to Matthew 5:21 to 28, Jesus taught His disciples further explaining the commandments: “It was said thou shall not kill, but I say being angry with a brother without cause is murder.”
BULAWAYO City Council has defied a High Court order against water cuts by embarking on a massive disconnection programme over unpaid bills.
Moreover, some leaders like the current chairman of the AU Mugabe and the African National Congress (ANC) leadership are now calling for the complete pull-out of all African States Parties (ASP) from Rome Statute.
Is it not confusion when a mother “sexually steals” her daughter’s boyfriend, when a 12-year-old child gets pregnant, when a maid rapes a two-year-old boy and when teenagers get into a nude party and have gang sex?
THE Zimbabwe African People’s Union (Zapu) took part in the general or “harmonized elections” of 2013 after a long absence from the electoral scene as an independent force.
As a result of the UN’s CRC, children’s rights are enshrined in national constitutions of most of the 193 member States of the United Nations.
Zimbabwe is a full member of the UN General Assembly and the expectation is that her national laws will capture the essence of the UN’s CRC and do more to safe-guard children against any form of abuse.
The relevant law, the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act, (Criminal Law Code) provides that the legal age of consent to sex is 16 (Section 61).
Sex with under-age girls (aged below 16) is prohibited (Section 64 and 70). You may have noted that I did not say “strictly” prohibited.
In my piece last week I wrote on poverty and there was one thing that stood out strongly; if all employable Zimbabweans would find a decent job, it would be a giant step.
TO every child there is no one like their father and no one is as strong as he is.
God designed the body of Christ to function at its best when each and every member is participating actively and not a few superstars.