Contributing during a parliamentary debate last week on action to end violence against women and girls as part of this year’s 16 Days of activism against gender based violence, Southerton MP Gift Chimanikire (MDC-T) accused Zifa of violence against women for allegedly ill-treating the Mighty Warriors by giving them $5 each after their participation at the Rio Olympics in August.
Even the way we are treating the Mighty Warriors, our own women footballers, that is violence against women. They go and play at Olympics. After playing football during the Olympics we give them $5 each, what is that Mr. Speaker? Zifa has also to be advised that it is violence against women. That has to stop.
In April this year, the Government promised to avail 30 residential stands to the Mighty Warriors for qualifying for the 10th African Women Nations Cup finals now underway in Cameroon.