Notice of Launch of Investigation of Complaints of Sexual Exploitation and Abuses of Girls and Child Marriages in the Apostolic Sect

The Zimbabwe Gender Commission has launched investigations into allegations of sexual exploitation into abuses of girls and child marriages in Apostolic sects. This investigation comes on the heels of reports of increased child marriages and abuses in apostolic churches. Find below the full notice.

General Notice 2733 of 2021.

        Zimbabwe Gender Commission Act [Chapter 10:31]
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Notice of Launch of Investigation of Complaints of Sexual Exploitation and Abuses of Girls and Child Marriages in the Apostolic Sect

IT is hereby notified that, in terms of section 5 of the Zimbabwe Gender Commission Act [Chapter 10:31], the Zimbabwe Gender Commission intends to investigate complaints of the institutionalisation of sexual exploitation and abuses of girls and child marriages in the Apostolic Sect, Zimbabwe.

Further to the above notice, an invitation is hereby given to any victims or witnesses to any act of sexual exploitation and abuse and child marriages by members of any Apostolic Church to present to the Commission written complaints, witnesses statements and any other supporting documents or evidence which can assist in the investigation. Oral hearings will commence thereafter on dates to be advised by the Commission.

Any person who wishes to make any submissions in regard to the above should visit the Commission Offices and/or submit them, in writing, to the Chief Executive Officer, Zimbabwe Gender Commission, First Floor, Pax House, 89, Kwame Nkrumah Avenue, Harare, or send to complaints@zgc.co.zw or
WhatsApp number 0719554465 by not later than the 25th of October, 2021.

Source: Zimbabwe Gender Commissin

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