In January of last year, several women took turns speaking inside a claustrophobic cell at Zimbabwe’s notorious Chikurubi jail. Fadzayi Mahere, one of the most well-known young opposition leaders in the nation, was one of them.
The Qualities of a Good Political Leader
Below are the qualities of Zimbabwe’s political leader reflecting her will to fight for the future of her country.
1. Vocal Leader
Mahere has become a vocal advocate of the country’s ruling ZANU-PF party over the past six years. She is regarded as one of the continent’s most potential young political leaders, despite the fact that women continue to face significant social, cultural, and economic barriers to representation in sub-Saharan Africa, where they make up only 26 percent of members of national parliaments.
2. Priority Given to the Citizen
According to Mahere, a democracy should allow for freedom of expression and assembly, as well as be free from political violence. She envisions a Zimbabwe where people are free to express their opinions and “question the established quo, without that placing them in jail.”
3. Doesn’t accept failure as an option
Hope, accountability, and progress were the three pillars of Mahere’s platform. Standing outside of Zimbabwe’s established two-party system conveyed a powerful statement, but the positive nature of the campaign was insufficient to defeat the contenders from the two major parties.
She doesn’t think failure is possible. She solely has faith in instruction.