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Thokozani Khupe urges women to demand equal representation
March 16, 2010
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- The Deputy Prime Minister, Thokozani Khupe has said that
women should demand equal representation from the political parties
in the constitution making process. Khupe urged women to demand
that parties should be disqualified from elections if they do not
meet a set constitutional quota requirement for women representation.
Khupe blamed political parties for the poor representation of women
in parliament and politics. She said there is need for the new constitution
to address the problem. Khupe was speaking at a belated International
Women's Day celebration at MacDonald Hall in Mzilikazi on
The Zimbabwe National
Liberation War Veterans Association chairperson, Jabulani Sibanda,
said confusion in ZANU PF succession cannot affect his association.
Sibanda said there is a succession program running parallel with
the constitution of ZANU PF. Sibanda was speaking to journalists
at the Bulawayo Press Club. He was reacting to the recent power
wrangles in his association. Some members of the war veterans association
led by vice chairperson Joseph Chinotimba have recalled Jabulani
Sibanda as the leader alleging that he is misusing the property
of the association.
The Minister of Industry
and Commerce, Professor Welshman Ncube has said that some part of
the 500 million US dollars from the IMF will be channeled to the
productive sector. In a meeting at a local hotel, he said that the
money will be given to companies that are facing capitalization
challenges. Professor Ncube added that the manufacturing sector
is still facing working capital problems that are hindering economic
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