IN THE PRESS
MEMBERS of Parliament were inaugurated last week and a new Cabinet has been picked. The majority of the people in the nation seem to be in agreement that these are the right people to work with the President in building a better Zimbabwe.
Friday will be recorded in history as the day that Zimbabwe made a huge leap towards gender equality.
President Mnangagwa proved that he is alive to the need to afford equal opportunities to men and women. Not only did several women land Cabinet posts, but at least half of the Ministers of State for Provinces are female.
This was a great step forward by the President, considering that he had a very limited pool of female Parliamentarians to pick from after only 31 percent of elected MPs were female.
Political parties should take a cue from this move and amend their constitutions so that women get equal opportunities with their male counterparts at every level.
But as Zimbabwe moves on, someone is finding it hard to do the same.
The attention of the media has got some tantalising effect on politicians, especially young ones who are easily exciteable.
We saw that with Nelson Chamisa during and after the elections.
However, the media have also moved on to more important subjects and the anti-climax has clearly been quite depressing for Nelson. He has been desperately trying to remain relevant.
Nelson has been telling anyone who cares to listen that President Mnangagwa is doomed and that he will not be able to turn around the country’s economy.
Nelson believes he is the missing link to Zimbabwe’s prosperity.
Only a few, little-read media house are still wasting their space on Nelson’s infantile bitterness. They too, will soon get tired, and then Nelson — like Jonathan Moyo — will only be left with Twitter to throw his tantrums.