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Mthwakazi must promote women political participation and decision-making capacity

There is little doubt about the dysfunction that continues to polarise our political discussion; gender disparity is disabling Mthwakazi systems; we are still a male dominated society with less women in politics and positions of influence; we remain a part of a less inclusive world in which women made up an estimated 49.6% of the population in 2016, but only occupied 23.6% (23.9% in Sub-Saharan region) of parliamentary positions globally.

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Where are the Mthwakazi women?

Looking ahead, we need to be clear on the Mthwakazi we aspire to; people need to comprehend what taking control of our social, economic and political space would mean to the region and their lives. To achieve that we need to have a minimum level of credibility to challenge the status quo and call for genuine socioeconomic and political inclusion.

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Matabeles must vigorously confront stereotypes

Zimbabwe’s independence has presided over the construction of barriers to openness and the creation of a social structure epitomised by a dangerous unconscious or conscious investment in the perceived superiority of ethnic Shona people while ethnic Ndebeles are subjectively seen as comparatively inferior.

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Zimbabwean independence and women

The 34 years of Zimbabwean independence has brought little reason for women to celebrate. The pertaining socio-political conditions are abnormal; they render women’s status no different from the mid 20th Century; Zimbabwean women remain severely under-represented in positions of power.   The status quo has to be confronted head on; there is no justifiable reason why things should continue as they are.

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Gender equality is not optional but a right

It is an irony that a continent worst affected by and well aware of the impact of oppression of humans by other humans continues to drag its feet when it comes to the freedoms of a large section of its population. In virtually all of Africa, except for Rwanda, we still witness men’s active, deliberate and robust resistance to women’s emancipation.

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