Zimbabwe is a predominatly patriachy the practise or should I say way of life is imbedded in our society by tradition and folklore, it partly explains Timothy Mubhawu's sexist comments he made speaking on The Domestic Violence Bill. The comments he made obvously were his personal views as MDC is a non sexist party committed to the rights of women, nonetheless the comments should be condemned in strongest of terms as they have no place in the Zimbabwe we are struggling to build. The brouhaha caused by the comments led to a demonstration by the women's coalition, its been reported that at least 50 women took part in the demonstrations.
The irony however lies in the fact that the partisan police have allowed the demo to go on. This is in the wake of torture of ZCTU leaders including a women such as Lucia Matibenga who also wanted to lead a demo by workers against spiralling living costs and the ever eroding purchasing power of whatever currency the tyrannical government ever introduces. The details of torture are available for anyone to see the wounds are visible beside the victims speak of the torture at the hands of police. If you havent watched the video you can watch it here. Yet Chihuri the Chief of police said they were trying to escape, how feeble.