Zanu-PF Will Change Constitution To Allow More Women To Get Into Parliament: Mnangagwa
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has vowed that Zanu-PF will amend the Constitution to ensure that more women are represented in Parliament. Political parties in Zimbabwe have been accused of not doing enough to ensure that women make it as legislators will only 22 women making it in the Zanu-PF primary elections. Addressing the women’s league, Mnangagwa said,
We agreed as the central committee to sit down tomorrow and deliberate on it. Yes, the Constitution guarantees 66 seats for women but the problem is this only applies for 10 years and we are left with five more years. We are saying that vote for Zanu PF into power and then we can now change that law to allow women to get into the Parliament in their numbers…We cannot ignore the women. One who will ignore the women will ignore them at their own peril.