The valentine’s day that never was: #RIP Tsvangirai

Wednesday the 14th of February, was quite an unusual day. Even though it was valentine’s day, being a political animal, I spend the whole day following political developments in South Africa. Former president, Jacob Zuma had been recalled by the ANC and was now expected to either resign or face a vote of no confidence in parliament the following day. Exhausting as it was, hopping from one news channel to the other, I was expecting… Read more“The valentine’s day that never was: #RIP Tsvangirai”

Equal Representation in Politics: Myth of Meritocracy

At the inaugural Women Electoral Convergence meeting in Bulawayo, participants under the shevote banner demanded equal representation for women in the 2018 elections. Showing their seriousness, female legislators across the political divide took up that call and tabled a radical amendment in parliament. An amendment, which if passed would demarcate half the seats in both parliament and the senate for women. Feminists must be vigilant Under normal circumstances, this would have led to a robust… Read more“Equal Representation in Politics: Myth of Meritocracy”

Fighting Patriarchy in Zimbabwean Politics

Women in all sectors of our society are faced with strong and opposing forces that deny them opportunities to grow to their full potential. In this article, I take a particular bias towards politics simply because of my own personal interest in politics. However, it is important to note that the challenges faced by women in politics share common roots with the challenges faced by women in other sectors. These opposing forces emanate from patriarchy… Read more“Fighting Patriarchy in Zimbabwean Politics”