Tshabangu slammed for “disgusting” misogyny
3 December 2023
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By A Correspondent- Mt Pleasant MP, Fadzayi Mahere has castigated CCC’s self-imposed secretary general Sengezo Tshabangu for describing the former Mayor of Masvingo Shantiel Yeukai Chiwara as “a little girl”.

Chiwara (25), a graduate with a BComm (Hons) in Banking, and Masters in Strategic Management student, was the youngest Mayor and the first female Mayor of Masvingo.

Speaking in a recent interview on HStvNews, Tshabangu intimated that Chiwara was not elected as the Masvingo Mayor on merit, but was a concubine of some senior CCC official.

Mahere said Tshabangu’s remarks are an attack on the right of a young, competent woman to lead saying the “disgusting misogyny” should be condemned by all Zimbabweans. She said:

Disgusting misogyny is on display here by Mr Tshabangu. His defamatory, sexist remarks go beyond politics.

It’s an attack on the right of a young, competent woman to lead and must be condemned by all progressive Zimbabweans.

Mayor Chiwara @Shantiel16 is not a “little girl”. She is a banker who broke an important glass ceiling by being elected the first female Mayor of Masvingo.

Stop scandalizing her. Stop infantilizing her. Stop harassing her for being a young woman.

The @CCCZimbabwe is a movement that has long championed Gender Parity and has consistently stated that it’s a movement #ForEveryone – including young professional women. #16DaysOfActivism

Chiwara was the sole councillor recalled by Tshabangu in Masvingo in the first round of the CCC recalls in October.