Zimbabwe women demand harsher penalties for sex offenders

Ekpeno John

Women in Zimbabwe are calling for tougher penalties for sexual harassment of women amid public anger over a highly publicized street attack and with police data showing that some offenders have got off with fines as low as $5 in the past.

A campaign to crack down on offenders was launched this month after a video of a gang accosting a woman in a mini skirt in the capital Harare and stripping her naked was posted on social media and went viral.

So far only two of the gang have been arrested and their cases have yet to become before the courts.

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