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.

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Emmerson MnangagwaWomen's LeagueCentral Committee

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa a politician and the First Secretary of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front. On the 3rd of August 2018 ZEC Chairperson Priscilla Chigumba announced that Mnangagwa had won the popular vote by 50.8% ,hence he was duly elected to be the president... Read More About Emmerson Mnangagwa

ZANU PF Women's League is the coalition of women, which is part of Zanu- Pf and the body was formed to promote the status of women during the liberation struggle. It is led by the Secretary who is Grace Mugabe Read More About Women's League

The Zanu-PF Central Committee is the party's principal organ of Congress and the second highest decision making body after the Politburo. The Central Committee meets for an ordinary session once every three months, or at any time in special or extraordinary sessions. It can amend... Read More About Central Committee

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