Zanu PF fielding no women for March by-elections

SIMBARASHE MTEMBO


MASVINGO – What has happened to the women’s quarter in political offices?
Zanu PF Masvingo Province has announced nine of its candidates for the March 26, 2022 by-elections and none of them is a woman.
Zanu PF has been a proponent of equitable women representation in Parliament and councils but is fielding no women in all wards and constituencies in the forthcoming by-elections.


The newly elected Zanu PF chairman for Masvingo Province Rabison Mavhenyengwa could not be reached for a comment.
Zanu PF chairman for the Women’s League Aliginia Samson said women probably did not show any interests in the by-elections but will urge them to compete for posts in the coming 2023 elections.


The party is still to hold two more by-elections in Chivi on Friday and Saturday bringing the total in Masvingo to 11.
Zanu PF political commissar Brian Munyoro announced the candidates at a PCC meeting on Tuesday.
The nomination court set to be held on January 26 at Masvingo Magistrate Courts.


Candidates (Parliament)
Chivi South: Munyaradzi Zizhou (businessman)
Mwenezi East Master Makope (School head)
Council by-elections (Masvingo)
Ward 3: Taurai Mudzviti – Bucho (businessman)
Ward 4: Richard Mudyavanhu
Ward 5: Hakistone Chimwani (Masvingo Hosp)
Ward 7: Prosper Dohwai (traditional healer).
Chiredzi
Ward 9: Enock Mushalazi
Ward 16: Nevias Chisase
Bikita
Ward 21: Koti Zevezai
“My colleagues and I are ready for by-elections,” said Chimwani.
Chivi
Ward 8: Primary elections to be held
Ward 24: Primary elections to be held

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