Chipanga criticised for comments on disabled people

6 years agoTue, 06 Jun 2017 14:35:07 GMT
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Chipanga criticised for comments on disabled people

Zanu PF Youth Leader, Kudzanai Chipanga has been accused of discriminating people who live with disabilities. This follows the comments he made when addressing Zanu-PF supporters in Marondera at the first “Meet the Youth” rally.

Chipanga is reported to have said:

If you a Zanu PF youth and you are not registered to vote hausi mu youth akakwana, you are a disabled youth.

Senator representing people with disabilities, Hon Nyamayabo Mashavakure, called Chipanga’s sentiments “unfortunate.”

A wheelchair user told Open Parly,

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It is sad to note that such inflammatory utterances are coming from a person regarded as a leader, his sentiments insinuate that it is perfectly normal and understandable for people for people with disabilities not to participate in political processes ‘of the country, I believe this is disability discrimination as outlawed by section 56 of the Constitution

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