19 February 2013

Zimbabwe: Women Urged to Vote

Female politicians from different parties have called for increased participation of their colleagues in politics ahead of the referendum and general elections. Zimbabwe will hold a referendum on the draft constitution on March 16 this year.

Speaking at a Women's Political Education Forum organised by Women In Politics Support Unit last week, Zanu-PF central committee member Cde Nyasha Chikwinya urged women to vote in favour of the draft constitution.

"The problem we are facing is that women are not coming forward to participate and they need to be educated. This is the only time women have been given a full quota in Parliament and we need to participate."

MDC-T women's assembly chairperson Mrs Theresa Makone said more women should actively participate in politics.

"There are no young women coming up or new faces coming onto the political scene."

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