Village Rejects a Woman as Chief

Some village elders in Zimbabwe's Matabeleland region are still unable to accept a woman as their chief

Some village elders in Zimbabwe's Matabeleland region are still unable to accept a woman as their chief, 17 years after her appointment was approved by President Robert Mugabe.

Die-hard traditionalists in Matabeleland say that although they support the government's policy of gender equality, they will not accept the appointment of female chiefs.

Some elders and villagers still refuse to accept 40-year-old Sinqobile Bahle Mabhena as their chief - simply because she is a woman, stating that in the province it is taboo in their culture for a woman to stand before elders and address them on cultural issues.

To read the article titled, “Zimbabwean village elders - 'no female chief',” click here.

Source: 
All Africa

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