Zimbabwe Politician Joice Mujuru Calls It Quits

On March 8, 2021 Africa along with the world celebrated International Women's Day and their achievements and contributions that are often overlooked, unacknowledged, or even minimised. Ironically, in Zimbabwe the only woman politician who served in the southern African nation's presidium, called quits on her political career, on this day. Joice Mujuru was vice president for nearly 10 years before she was expelled from the ruling Zanu-PF in 2015 on the back of a slew of allegations, among them attempting to illegally remove then president Robert Mugabe from power, colluding with the party's enemies and sowing divisions in the ruling party. Mujuru says she is now concentrating on raising her family and farming. Many Zimbabweans would argue that she was  violated and bullied out of politics despite the courage she had shown in a predominantly male arena. No one can deny however that she paved the way for the next generation of women politicians. 

 

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa is congratulated by National People's Party leader Joice Mujuru after his inauguration (file photo).

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