DEPUTY CHIEF WRITER
THE Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ) has renewed calls for authorities to impose mandatory sentences on gender-based violence (GBV) perpetrators following a surge in domestic violence cases.
“If stock theft results in jail, surely an appropriate deterrent sentencing policy may be adopted and implemented in Zimbabwe,” the organisation said.
In April, this year, churches in Zimbabwe raised concern over the increase in the number of domestic violence cases.
“One of our pastors has indicated he has dealt with 13 cases of domestic violence in the last few days. Psycho-social and pastoral counselling has been instituted,” the Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) general-secretary Kenneth Mtata said, then.