Artistes launch campaign to raise awareness against child marriages

The issue of child marriages have sparked a lot of controversy following the Johanne Marange saga. Many other hidden cases has resurfaced .

 

Social media went ablaze as many demanded justice for Anna Machaya who died whilst giving birth at 14 years of age . Social media influencers such as mai Titi motivated many to demand justice and make sure that the police would arrest the culprits .

Other artists have also jumped into the ship as hip hop artist Takura waa seen with placards carrying out the message .

The Police yesterday released the statement confirming the arrest of Machaya’s husband but there are more cases that still require to be unearthed.

The statement read!!

ARREST OF HATIRARAMI MOMBERUME IN CONNECTION WITH THE PREGNANCY AND DEATH OF A MINOR AT MARANGE SHRINE

The Zimbabwe Republic Police wish to thank the public for their patience and space which allowed the Police to conduct investigations into the alleged death of Memory Machaya at Mafararikwa Village, Marange while giving birth in July 2021.

The Police has indeed conducted comprehensive investigations culminating in the arrest of Hatirarami Momberume (26) alias Evans Momberume.

The minor who died, in this case, is Anna Machaya, born on 5th July 2006 and not Memory Machaya born on 2nd January 1999.

It is correct that Anna Machaya died on 15th July 2021 and was buried at the shrine after experiencing complications while giving birth.

The police are also pressing criminal charges against Anna Machaya’s father, Edmore Machaya (45) and mother Shy Mabika (36) for obstructing or defeating the course of justice. The parents openly lied to the Police that Anna Machaya was born on 2nd January 1999.

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