Zanu-PF Seeks To Extend Women’s Quota System Beyond 2023
Zanu-PF deputy chief whip Obedingwa Mguni said he wants to move a motion in the National Assembly for a constitutional amendment to ensure that the 60 seats provision under the women’s quota is extended upon expiry in 2023.
The current Constitution provides a 10 year limit for the 60 seats for women in the National Assembly. Mguni said he wants the 10 year cap to be removed because the political terrain is still highly uneven to achieve gender equally.Said Mguni:
Acknowledging Section 124 (1)(b) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe in the first 10 years of its existence provided for addition of 60 women as part of efforts to enhance women representation in Parliament.Also acknowledging Section 122 of the Constitution provides for Senators elected under party list system of Proportionate Representation in which party list submitted by parties should have male and female candidates listed alternatively and headed by female.