MDC Alliance councillor Dadirai Guyo was on Friday appointed Chegutu town’s new deputy mayor.
Guyo, who is Ward 6 councillor, becomes the first female to be elected deputy mayor of the municipality.
She replaces the late Maphius Shumba (Ward 10), who collapsed and died in July this year.
Speaking to NewZimbabwe.com following her election, Guyo said she was honoured to have been chosen by the MDC-T led by Douglas Mwonzora to steer the ship at the local authority. She said:
I feel honoured and very privileged to have been elected as Chegutu Municipality deputy mayor.
As the newly elected deputy mayor, I take this opportunity to state that I remain a humble and loyal servant.
I am more than humbled by the faith and unwavering confidence that my fellow councillors have shown in me.
I know that my election today (Friday) was not a personal feat, but a call to action, a call to change the lives of our people for the better.
It is in our hands, united we stand, divided we fall.
Chegutu mayor, Henry Muchatibaya said the opposition party was gender-sensitive and alive to the need to elevate women to political leadership positions.
Besides politics, Guyo is an entrepreneur involved in mineral exploration.