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Zimbabwe: Government Proposes Mandatory 60-year Jail Term For People Convicted Of Raping Minors, 40-year Term For All Rape Cases

As part of deterrent measures to stamp out rape, Zimbabwean Information minister Christopher Mushohwe has revealed that the government has proposed a mandatory 60-year jail sentence for people convicted of raping minors aged 12 years and below, and the disabled, while a 40-year prison term is to stand for all rape cases. The proposals were said to have been made in Cabinet and would help as a guide to the proposed amendments to the Criminal Law Act.

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