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Political Space Is Not Safe For Women, Says Fadzayi Mahere

Political Space Is Not Safe For Women, Says Fadzayi Mahere

CCC spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere says there is a need to create a safe political environment in the country so that more women can participate in politics.

Mahere was speaking on This Morning on Asakhe, on women’s participation in politics. She said:

It is extremely difficult and being a woman politician in that environment is a million times harder because we really come from a society that does not expect women particularly young women to speak truth to power, women are meant to be seen and not heard.

Women get arrested you spend ten days in Chikurubi maximum prison because there are no remand facilities for women, so you need to go to a prison cell where you sleep with armed robbers, and murderers just because you are women who spoke out, you participated in politics.

I only need to point an example of Joane Mamombe, Cecilia, and Netsai, look at what happened there, it’s a tough space to operate in and we really need as a society to introspect around how we treat women, there needs to be more dignity for women in our politics.

Joanna Mamombe, Cecilia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova, three opposition activists, were allegedly abducted, tortured, and sexually abused in 2020, while Moreblessing Ali was brutally murdered in 2022.

Mahere also demanded an end to name-calling as this also disuade women from participating in politics. Said Mahere:

I don’t know how many times I am pregnant by Nelson Chamisa and I am like surely there should be a stop to this gender disinformation because it really doesn’t build well for women’s participation.

If we want to see more women in politics as a society we have to ask this because we do definitely need women to participate in the political space, we need to hear their voices loud and clear but if we are to achieve that we have to ensure that we don’t terrorize them.

I am not saying anything should be given to a woman on a silver plate, no, the criteria around accountability, ensuring that they have a plan for progress, all of that should be exactly the same but don’t start making lies up, slandering the woman, false accusations because it undermines the ability for women to participate.

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21 Comments

Captain Jack Sparrow 1 month ago

Blah blah blah if you don't have anything useful to say just zip your mouth. What we hate as a society is whores in politics kkkkkkk I am just thinking out loud....


The King of Serpents 1 month ago

Hapana munhu mutsvene pasi pano, Jesu chete ndiye chete aivemutsvene, saka don't judge.

Gaffer ✪ω✪ 1 month ago

I personally don't listen to woman that sleeps with other woman's husband.

Tozivepiko 1 month ago

Nice Capt Jeke Bhawa but what about vana Manyengavana vari mu politics aren't you disgusted with their presence . They prey on fiteen year olds. Their habit started when others were fighting in the bush whilst they abused ana chimbwido.

Machiavelli 1 month ago

I am surprised that @CJS can actually think.

Fatha Lee 1 month ago

Next time you better think out quietly

Tkt 1 month ago

@Sparrow.... Wabaya dede wangu, whores are whores and you know problem with whores in leadership is that they want to be FELT kuti vari kutonga

Haaa nxaaaaaaa


Machiavelli 1 month ago

Fadzai haasi kutonga iwe @Chikiti. She is leading young people into political limelight. Even old dogs like me applaud Fadzi for the courage to take head on the tyranny that engulfs Zimbabwe today.

Apart from name-calling (whores) as you suggest of Fadzai, without a shroud of evidence, you forget the first hand testimonies of Susan Mutami, Margaret Dongo, and others who have pointed fingers at zagurus in ****ual harassment and rape.

Chikumba 1 month ago

Fadzai wakuti nyaudza kana zvichinetsa siyana nazvo tana dzaunosvikira


Mjolo na Fadzie 1 month ago

It is not safe to snatch other people's husbands. Fadzie must accept that she wasted her youth. Now is the time to retire from mjolo and accept an average man because rich men do not like older women.


Jojo Chenjera 1 month ago

It is not safe to snatch other people's wives. Jenerari snatched Joseline from a white man, Marry from a footballer, I have no information about this old soldier girl but as far as ma Zet are concerned 95 percent of them are morally loose what with their military hierarchy who used the chimbwidos as s6...ual toys.

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John Chibadura 1 month ago

Politics in Zim may be a million times harder for women, but it's actually a TRILLION TIMES HARDER FOR MEN. Job Sikhala & Godfrey Sithole are still languishing in prison more than 60 days after their arrest. Kasukuwere & Jonathan Moyo had too flee into exile after their houses were shelled by bullets all in the name of politics. Mugabe, Nkomo, Zvobgo, ED, Chikerema, Dabengwa, Sithole & many others spent many years in prison for politics. It's just that women expect charity because of their Gender. All politicians are slandered & name called regardless of their Gender. Mahere has too high a regard for herself & thinks the world should step aside to accommodate her political ambitions. Politics is for the thick skinned. Hillary Clinton tried to play the gender card & lost because she seemed weak and acted as if she was entitled just because she is a woman. Politics is not by special invitation. One has to join & contribute meaningfully for them to be recognized by merit & not gender.


Machiavelli 1 month ago

Name calling is no substitute for debate

Captain Jack Sparrow 1 month ago

Well said Mr Chitungwiza @Machiavelli surprised also that your thick skull can comprehend the beauty of simplicity kkkkkkk

Swiss 1 month ago

👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

Captain Jack Sparrow 1 month ago

@Machiavelli Mr Chitungwiza is what John Chibadura was called so I was just saying kuty John Chibadura anyora what resonated well with my mind....


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

CCC Spokesperson, Fadzai Mahere should not be destructed from doing her work by those who bad mouth about her.

"My daughter" Fadzai, I want to tell you one thing for nothing today. Women are more important than these men w****am the earth. These guys roaming the country will not be blessed by Jehovah if they do not Mary. Find time to read .....

[ THE ONE WHO FINDS A GOOD WIFE HAS FOUND SOMETHING GOOD AND HE RECEIVES JEHOVAH'S FAVOUR. "PROVERBS 18 VERSE 22".

[ FADZAI, COMMIT YOURSELF TO CCC POLITICAL PARTY ].

[ NGAAPINDE HAKE MUKOMANA CHAMISA ].

Yours faithfully
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER. ].


Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

The girl child has been abused for hundreds of years for no reason but we have to change our mindsets now. Haisi mhosva kuzvarwa uri mukadzi. Inini hangu handidi kuti ndikaita mwana musikana akure muenvironment iripo izvezvi. Kudzvinyirirwa kwevanhukadzi nevarume hakuna kumbosiyana nekudzvinyirirwa kwevanhu vatema nevarungu. Ngatimbomira kudzikisirana nekuda kwenationality, race kana gender


Dear Fadzie 1 month ago

Getting married will solve some of these problems + siyana nevarume vevanhu.


worried citizen 1 month ago

vanhu vese varikuti hee ma**** echikadzi mupolitics hapana chavanoziva you beta stop commending on this platform,musangoda kunzi macomenda pasina kna chisvinu chamotaura,zvingani zvatirikuona zvirikuitika munodii kuzvitaura kana muchigona kuobsever


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

Ana Margaret Dongo nana Joice Mujuru and many other women vakaenda kwairira pfuti vari ma 13 years but iye zvino tava nembende dzevakadzi vane ma 30 years vari kutya kupinda mupolitics,hanzi it's not safe for women 🤣😂. You are cry babies



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