Outrage as 14-year-old wife dies while giving birth at church shrine

Outrage as 14-year-old wife dies while giving birth at church shrine


Police are investigating the death of a 14-year-old girl during childbirth.



The girl's death in Zimbabwe sparked outrage among citizens and rights activists and renewed calls to end child marriages.



Memory Machaya, who was forced to abandon school to get married, died last month at a church shrine in the eastern region of Marange.



The girl's death on 15 July has exposed the exploitation of minors and called attention to the practice of child marriage within Zimbabwe's Apostolic Church, which often rejects medicine and hospital treatment.Latest Post
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