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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Zimbabwe Sending Consenting Adults to Jail

From Full Marriage Equality:
The pair [of siblings] was caught red handed in the act by another family member before they were taken to the police. [...] Tendai, 30 and Nyaradzai, 22, of Zengeni family were brought before Mbare Magistrates’ court answering to a charge of having sexual intercourse within a prohibited degree of relationship.
[...] In passing sentence, the Magistrate described the pair as lovers in a serious relationship who had not repented after they were caught red handed in December last year. Their conduct has proved that they can not change thus they need a custodial sentence so that they are separated from each other. Although they came clean and pleaded guilty, the Magistrate slapped them with 24 months imprisonment, 12 months were then suspended conditional they do not commit the same offence in five years.
[...] All hell broke loose when they were caught red handed caressing each other on May 17 at around 10pm. Upon realising that they were under fire from family members, they ran away from the house and began to stay at a friend’s house in Hatfield. In an effort to stop the relationship, the family members followed them and the prohibited love-birds confessed that they were having an affair leading to their arrest.
Another one to add to my list.

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