Young Lawyer ropes in men in fighting GBV

Protestors marching against gender based violence

By Own Correspondent

A young  lawyer Freddy Masirirevu has joined  the initiative  to educate  other fellow men to fight  Gender based Violence.

Zimbabwe  joined  the rest of the world in commemorating  16 days of activism  against  Gender Based Violence.

On Friday the young  lawyer mobilised scores of young people  to denounce  those who use their political  muscles  to abuse women.

They paraded in the streets placards written  “Power is temporary but humanity  is permanent”

Speaking  to this publication Masirirevu said  that the march comes at a time when certain  individuals  where manipulating  the sytem of the country  to abuse women.

“Gender based violence  is broad and it doesn’t  happen in a domestic set up  but sometimes  in work places  and some political  connected people  are also abusing  women  using  the systems  of the government something  which should stop

“Everyone  was born from the womb of a women  and those people should be respected  rather  than abusing  them,” Masirirevu  said.

 Vice President Constantino  Chiwenga’s estranged wife, Marry Mubaiwa who is being vehemently denied of her travel documents to get treatment for a skin ailment that she is battling which she   believes emanated from the  Bulawayo bomb attack three years ago has been one notable incident.

She has currently made an urgent High Court application to have her passport released following the callous treatment she is allegedly receiving from the State.

All this drama is unfolding and affecting women who are deemed anti-establishment yet we have a government that claims to respect  human rights

Earlier  this year MDC trio of Netsai  Marova, Cecilia  Chimbiri and   legislator  Joana Mamombe were allegedly  abducted  and tortured  but however  the girls were later accused of  communicating  falsehoods.