Outspoken MDC politician Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga has complained that the media ignored female presidential candidates ahead of the July 30 harmonised elections. Misihairabwi who was the elections agent for Thokozani Khupe said the media made it seem like there were two candidates only by focusing on President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa. Speaking to the Daily News, Misihairabwi-Mushonga said,
Historically, we had four female presidential candidates in this year’s elections. The media was the biggest problem. They made it appear like there were only two. The other two were simply overshadowed. At least the public media ignored the female candidates; the private media insulted them.
Misihairabwi-Mushonga also complained about the low numbers of female legislators who were voted for saying that it Zimbabwe was still very far from achieving gender parity.
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