Zimbabwe’s first election without Robert Mugabe may produce one of the most gender-imbalanced legislatures in the world. So far, President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s ruling Zanu PF party has fielded only 19 women out of 210 candidates contesting parliamentary seats across the country.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Liberia’s “acutely patriarchal political system” are to blame for the decreasing number of women elected to office in the west African country.
Margaret Dongo says Joice Mujuru’s decision to expel her from ZimPF is the culmination of months of self-defeating politics borrowed from the ruling Zanu PF party’s playbook.
By reporting allegations of sexual assault committed by predatory white UN peacekeepers against Black African women and girls as “consensual sex”, the media presents Black bodies as “sites for white expressions of sadism and sexual perversion”, and reproduces stereotypes informed by white supremacy.