HARARE – Minister for Women’s Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises, Sithembiso Nyoni has urged mothers to be vigilant amid a growing trend of old men using money to attract young girls.
Nyoni made the remarks on Saturday during the launch of Council Churches for Africa Women’s Fellowship under the theme: Parents as good shepherds, celebrating the warm nurturing hands, love, heartfelt life and caring minds.
Nyoni noted it was a cause for concern that hotels were full of young girls during the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF).
“I want to know if you as mothers know that during the ZITF we were seeing young girls going into hotels with old men enough to be their fathers or grandfathers,” said Nyoni.
“Therefore, we need you, women, in churches to help us fight this off because that is what is leading to cases of early child marriages and gender-based violence,” she added.
Popular comedian Prosper Ngomashi better known as Comic Pastor recently raised concern about young ladies flocking the ZITF in one of his posts.
Comic Pastor hilariously asked for the exact dates to expect the girls who thronged the prestigious business trade fair to give birth.