Young men of this generation are secretly conniving to bed teenage girls. There is a distorted view amongst youth in ghetto suburbs that if one maintains v_rginity especially guys they are considered to be fools. A 14 year-old-girl from Lutumba area in Beitbridge last Friday burst into tears in court and begged a local magistrate not to jail her 20-year-old boyfriend who had been convicted of statutory r_pe.
Lovemore Mapanzure was said to have used his uncle’s house to be intimate with the minor for four days before she was rescued by police.
Beitbridge resident magistrate, Mr Tiyondepi Zhou, convicted Mapanzure on his own plea of guilty and sentenced him to 12 months imprisonment before conditionally suspending four months of the sentence for five years. Prosecutor, Mr Tariro Makaya, told the court that Mapanzure proposed love to the teenager in December last year and she accepted. Whether the guy really loved the minor or he just felt tempted, nobody really knows his motive. One thing for sure, every unthoughtful and selfish action results in unforgettable consequences.
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Local research revealed that s_xual promiscuity disadvantages the majority of girls because their locus of control is externalized by being involved with older men, the recommendations are that parents should be primary educators of s_xuality to their children. Furthermore, schools should promote s_x-related topics during in order to equip youth with skills on communication and problem-solving