Monday, 21 July 2008

Clerics blamed for rise in domestic violence

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Patty Magubira in Mwanza

Religious leaders are partly to blame for the growing problem of domestic violence in the country.

An official of the Norwegian Church Aid, Mr Evance Luballa, pointed out that some religious leaders fail to expose perpetrated of domestic violence who go to them for confession.

He cited a case of a man in Magu district where church leaders there were aware on an illicit affair the person allegedly had with his daughter, but decided to remain mum.

"The leaders did not report the person to relevant Government authorities allegedly in the belief that he would repent his sins for God to forgive him," the official claimed, contending that religious leaders were failing the society.

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