Mugabe wants rapists castrated as the ultimate sentence to deter offenders

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has said the government must introduce stiffer penalties for rape and suggested castration for child rapists, insisting tougher action was needed to curb what he described as a rampant problem.

Speaking after the official opening of Parliament on Tuesday Mugabe expressed concern over increasing cases of adults abusing minors, in some cases supposedly after being advised by traditional healers that this would help cure illnesses or bring wealth.

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“Vanababa tochenjera. We are going to make it very, very tough for you,” he said.

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“Vaye movayambira, madzishe, vanobata twana tudiki, kana zvichinzi ndizvo zvinopedza hurwere, kana zvichinzi zvinopa mhanza here, kana upfumi, movaudza vazvikande pasi. No molestation of youngsters, no molestation of women.”

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Mugabe said it was time to consider tougher sentences adding he was open to the introduction of castration for rapists.

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“We are going to increase masentences,” he said.

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“In the past there was death for rape, zvino vemahuman rights vanoramba hanzi ‘death haa no, it’s inhumane, it dehumanises a person,’ iye ari munhu atoita dehumanise vamwe.

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“Kana wauraya munhu zvonzi a-ah, no, punishment of that nature is dehumanising, munhu akauraya mumwe? Ndipo pandinorambawo ipapa. Kungoti chete, if it comes in another way yekuti uyu akaparadza ropa toparadza rimwe here futi, so we have two people dying.

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“An eye for an eye. Not in that way, ndaingoda for marapists kuti tisevenzise Burdizzo and the person remains alive. But that which makes him rape, must go. Kuna varume varikuramba ipapa.”

  • mupurisa

    It’s too late president. Nona was raped away from home so no effect. I was shocked when I heard that Bona was a virgin,when she accepted in court that Benjamin had forced sex on her. Benjamin said they agreed but was sentenced because of Bonas lies. Yes president your daughter was raped and these rapists should rot in prison

    • simonkhomola

      ehhh