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 or WhatsApp number 0719554465 by not later than the 25th of October, 2021.

24-9-2021. Chairperson, Zimbabwe Gender Commission.

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