Call to change Proportional Representation selection criteria

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Women who attended the Young Women’s Political Power, Representation and Participation workshop organised by Institute of Young Women in Development (IYWD) are considering petitioning Parliament for changes to the Proportional Representation Clause. Proportional Representation which avails 60 extra seats to women in the National Assembly from 2013 to 2023 came into effect …

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Extend Proportional Representation

By Daniel Chigundu Zanu PF legislator for Chegutu West Dexter Nduna has called on his party to consider using its 2/3 majority in Parliament to change the constitution to extend the Proportional Representation term limit to infinity. Proportional Representation which was brought about as a way of capacitating women to be able to stand on …

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Women must vote for women: Khupe

By Daniel Chigundu Seasoned politician and veteran trade unionist Thokozani Khupe who is also the leader of an MDC-T faction says women must vote for women candidates in both primary and general elections as a way of trying to bring equality. Women constitute 54 percent of Zimbabwean population but have been lacking when it comes to occupying high ranking positions in political parties. As if …

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Zanu PF, MDC-T refuses to commit to gender equality

By Daniel Chigundu Proportional Representation legislator Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga says the country’s leading political parties Zanu PF and MDC-T have refused to commit to gender equality and 50-50 representation. Women in Zimbabwe are demanding 50-50 representation in the coming election and also that government fully implement the SADC Gender Protocol. The number of women in Parliament has been on a downward spiral and it had to …

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Viva Zimbabwe to demand youth inclusion

 By Daniel Chigundu Viva Zimbabwe chairman Patson Mashingaidze says his party is going to write a very comprehensive letter dubbed Youth Inclusion Document (YID) to President Emmerson Mnangagwa demanding inclusion of youths in government and other state owned institutions. President Mnangagwa took no regard of youth and women when he appointed his grey-haired and recycled cabinet to the extent that he assigned the Youth Ministry …

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Zanu PF targets foreign owned kombis

Daniel Chigundu Zanu PF Secretary for Youth Affairs Pupurai Togarepi says the party’s youth league will be venturing into the kombi business with the intention of driving foreigners out. Although the public transport sector is one of the various sectors reserved for the locals in the country’s indigenous laws, Nigerians and other nationals are reportedly controlling a huge chunk of kombis in Harare and other …

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