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Wipsu trains female candidates on nomination

By Daniel Chigundu

Women in Politics Support Unit (Wipsu) say it will be conducting training for female candidates on nomination readiness ahead of the nomination court that has been set for June 14.

2018 elections are unique in that there are a lot of new participants standing on both party ticket and as well as independent.

Most of these participants have no idea of what happens during nomination or what is expected of them, a development that could disenfranchise most of them as the nomination is were final participants are derived from.

In 2013 Freezim Congress President Joseph Makamba Busha was disqualified from participating in the elections after failing to meet the nominations requirements.

Writing on its Facebook page, Wipsu said the training is open to all female candidates taking party in the general election regardless of their political affiliation.

“As part of our support to women in politics, we will be holding nomination Court Readiness training for female candidates participating in the 2018 elections.

“The training is open to all female candidates from all political parties and those who are independent. We know you need to look your best on your campaign posters too, so we will have a photo booth at the venues so dress your photo best,” said Wipsu.

Today the training will be in Gweru at Mpumalanga Lodge from 8 am to 10 am and also in Mutare at Holiday Inn/Amber Hotel from 8 am to 10 am.

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