Biti wins landmark concourt case

The Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe has ruled that the age of consent to sex is 18 years and not 16.

Writing on its Twitter page legal firm Tendai Biti Law announced that their principal Tendai Biti had successfully argued for the change in the law.

‘’The constitutional court has just handed down a judgment in a case argued by our principal @BitiTendai holding that the age of sexual consent is 18, not 16″.

The ruling follows an application by two Harare women seeking to nullify the age of consent set at 16, saying it violates the rights and protection of girls in terms of the Constitution.

Loveness Mudzuru and Ruvimbo Tsopodzi, who were 19 and 18 at the time of the application, approached the court through their lawyer, Tendai Biti, challenging the Customary Marriages Act.