MDC legislator Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga has said that Zimbabwe is still far from achieving gender parity. She also said that it is unreasonable to expect President Emmerson Mnangagwa to appoint a balanced cabinet because of the low number of female candidates who were voted for in the July 30 harmonised elections. Speaking to the Daily News, Misihairabwi-Mushonga said,
"There is no use in bothering Mnangagwa. He only has to make his choice from the few elected females, yet initially, there were over 200 women candidates to select from…You want Mnangagwa to appoint technocrats in the Cabinet, yet you chose not to vote for brilliant women like Jessie Majome and Fadzayi Mahere, who could be sound technocrats?"
Women hold only 11% of the seats in the National Assembly.
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