The MDC Alliance’s Ward 28 candidate for Cowdray Park in Bulawayo, Collet Ndlovu has reportedly called upon residents to vote for a male candidate. Ndlovu allegedly said:
Women need men in positions of power because they are afraid, hence if crushed, they keep quiet.
The aspiring MDC councillor’s sentiments, however, did not go down well with lawyer and human rights activist, Doug Coltart who said:
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The MDC must call its candidate to order. This sexist nonsense has no place in our society and is not what we expect from a party which is seeking to offer a democratic alternative.
Douglas Coltart is a Zimbabwean political activist and lawyer. He was very active in 2016 when the #ThisFlag and Tajamuka movements gained traction. He is son to David Coltart. Coltart has been active as a Human Rights Lawyer under the auspices of the Zimbabwe Lawyers... Read More About Doug Coltart
The MDC Alliance was a coalition of seven opposition parties that was launched on the 5th of August, 2017 at the Zimbabwe Grounds in Highfield, with the aim to challenge Zanu-PF in 2018 harmonised elections. It was later registered as a political party with the... Read More About MDC Alliance