Battling tokenism: Zimbabwe's female politicians pin hopes on polls

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In July’s crucial election – the first since the fall of Mugabe – women hope to deliver a decisive blow against sexism

Women in Zimbabwe are hoping for a political breakthrough in the forthcoming elections, despite a “hostile atmosphere” and “resistance” from male politicians.

The election next month will be the first since the fall of Robert Mugabe, the 94-year-old who ruled for almost four decades, and is one of the most important in the country’s turbulent history.

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