When academic, author and businessman John Naisbitt made this statement, he was amazed at the superfluity of information that people had at their disposal, and yet not using it for their development. From smartphones, computers, television sets and all gadgets that allow people to surf the web from anywhere, any time, there is now a glut of information from every corner that people can use for their own benefit.
Vice President Joice Mujuru launched the National Action Plan Against Rape and Sexual Abuse and implored responsible Government agencies to make concerted efforts to curb the crime. The action plan is part of strategies adopted by the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Rape set up early this year to deal with the scourge.
Zimbabwe will soon have a Colposcopy machine, used for examinations of victims of rape and sexual violence to ease congestion at medical centres as the country grapples with an upsurge of sexual assault cases. The first of its kind, the machine is expected to expedite help rendered to rape victims so that they can get medical assistance within the stipulated time once examinations have been carried out.