TEEN COUPLE WELCOMES TRIPLETS

Ruvarashe, her aunt and the councillor 

A teenage couple in Bindura has welcomed triplets. Ruvarashe Chaire (16) and her 18-year-old Leonard Maenza, are over the moon.

But the couple has no money to look after the babies as Leonard is unemployed. The Herald reports that Ruvarashe fell pregnant last year after dropping out of Form 3 due to challenges with school fees.

“I met Leonard and I eloped in August. I fell pregnant and he was assisted by his relatives to pay lobola. His father passed away and his mother welcomed me.

Women Coalition of Zimbabwe (WCoZ) provincial chairperson Ms Mandi Piyasi who mobilised milk, clothes and soap for the babies, said the rate at which teen pregnancies have risen in Mashonaland Central province was alarming.

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