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Nyasha Chikwinya is the former Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development as well as house of Assembly representative for Mutare South Constituency.
Chikwinya rose to prominence in political circles when she was elected member of the house of assembly for Mutare South Constituency.
Stance On Gender-Related Issues
Nyasha Chikwinya has been very vocal on gender-related issues. In a parliamentary meeting she once remarked that according to her own research, males who sexually abuse women were poor performers in bed hence their exploitative habits with younger women, she also argued that these men feared women of their age for fear of disappointing them. She is also a prominent activist who advocates for the imposition of stiffer penalties on sex offenders.
In 2002, she led the only all-women's delegation to the All Africa Trade Fair in Cairo, Egypt, during which stone carvers, stone sculptors, weavers, and producers of batik fabrics brought product samples from Zimbabwe. She expressed enthusiasm for intra-African trade, but bemoaned the high duties imposed by Egyptian customs. In 2004, she was charged with public violence after allegedly having incited 12 youths to assault Charles Mpofu, a member of the Zimbabwe National Army, with whom she was having a dispute over the management of a housing co-operative; the youths assaulted Mpofu's wife and damaged $5.1 million of property.
- Farirai Machivenyika Khumalo dares rapists as Chikwinya calls them rapists, The Herald, Published: May 14, 2014, Retrieved: July 6, 2015