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MDC-T Elects First Female Chegutu Dep Mayor



BY NEWSANCHOR REPORTER

CHEGUTU Municipality has elected Ward 6 Councillor, Dadirai Guyo as new deputy mayor, a development that saw opposition MDC-T leader Douglas Mwonzora consolidating his stranglehold of the municipality.

She becomes the first female politician to hold the office. 

Guyo replaces the late Maphius Shumba (Ward 10), who collapsed and died in July this year.

Following her election, Guyo (39) told NewsAnchor she was honoured to have been chosen by MDC Alliance to steer the ship at the local authority.

"I feel honoured and very privileged to have been elected as Chegutu Municipality deputy mayor. 

"As the newly elected deputy mayor, I take this opportunity to state that I remain a humble and loyal servant. I am more than humbled by the faith and unwavering confidence that my fellow councillors have shown in me," she said.

She added, "I know that my election today was not a personal feat, but a call to action, a call to change the lives of our people for the better.

"It is in our hands, united we stand, divided we fall."

Chegutu mayor, Henry Muchatibaya reiterated the opposition movement was gender-sensitive, and alive to the need to elevate women to political leadership positions.

"We are a gender-sensitive party, and as the majority in council, we bring that virtue inorder to propel female politicians to leadership positions 

for us to achieve gender equity and equality," Muchatibaya told NewsAnchor last Friday.

Guyo, who is also into mining, becomes the first woman to be elected deputy mayor of Chegutu Municipality. 








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