Speaking at SAPES policy dialogue Thursday evening where she was a panellist discussing, Misihairabwi-mushonga said she refused to live the life of a nun simply because her husband passed on.
He said: “The law does not provide sufficient protection for young girls, but worse, the attitude of the judges and magistrates to sexual offences leaves a lot to be desired.
A reading of some of the judgments and decisions of magistrates demonstrates very conservative views which are influenced by patriarchy which remains dominant in our society.”Activists have attacked the law for providing refuge for child sex predators.
Outspoken Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga said as long as she is still attractive she will date any man she has feelings for and will not be controlled "remotely" by her late husband.
Misihairabwi-Mushonga said she has also told the wife of the late general Solomon, Joice Mujuru, to do the same and drop the hogwash that she will not date any other men in honour of her late husband.
Sixteen years and below must be rape, full stop, he argues.
Writing on Twitter last Saturday, Prof Moyo said: “There are no extenuating circumstances in statutory rape (sex with a young person).
The late general Mujuru was burnt to death at the family farm in Beatrice in August 2011 and was declared a National Hero and is buried at the National Heroes Acre.
The late Dr Christopher Mushonga also passed on in August 2009 from injuries sustained after robbers broke into their house.
it would not happen if all girls under 16 enjoyed the irrefutable presumption that they are incapable of consenting to sex.”When magistrates have tried to lean heavily on sex fiends, they have in some cases met resistance from higher courts.
In February 2013, a magistrate jailed Gugulethu Tshuma, a 20-year-old man, for an effective year in prison without the option of a fine after he pleaded guilty to abusing a 14-year-old girl.
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