Chiyangwa Position on Disgraced Rushwaya’s Appointment Regrettable

A war has broken between Affirmative Action Group Founding President Phillip Chiyangwa and the Supa Mandiwanzira-led executive over the appointment of women to the board, on of them, the recently sacked ZIFA CEO Henrietta Rushwaya.

While having women in the upper echelons of the body is a noble idea, choosing Rushwaya who by her own actions has disgraced a whole country as well as women in general is disturbing. It poses questions about the credibility of the AAG itself.

Of course Chiyangwa himself has not covered himself in glory by saying that he alone had the ‘sole appointing authority’. He went to say that any dissenting voices would result in the ejection from the body. If he is ultimately the decision maker and neither attempt at consensus nor debate is entertained, does it make the organisation his little pet project?

Further to that I am told Rushwaya was not even a member of AAG prior to her appointment. If that is true, what does it say to the other women who joined the organisation at member level and have been working their way to the top. Would the AAG not be best served by appointing one of those to Vice President. Wouldn’t that be a bigger victory for the empowerment of women?

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