Newsday reported that Chief Chiduku, a senator for Manicaland this week stunned a Parliamentary Portfolio Committee when he said there was nothing wrong with marrying off underage girls.

He said this during a committee hearing where male gender activists, Varume Svinurai/Vhukani Madoda Men’s Forum had appeared before the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development to give oral evidence on children’s rights.

The male gender activists had castigated cultural practices where young girls in some parts of Zimbabwe and certain religious sects were being married off to elderly men.

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