David Mutambirwa Director of the Mutare Residents and Ratepayers Association believes that more women in more women in the local development will bring about better service delivery and local development. He says naturally women will be more focussed and less corrupt. He however feels that women have lesser opportunities of getting into strategic positions.
Lynette Mudehwe (Dangamvura/Chikanga candidate for the Thokozani Khupe led opposition Movement for Democratic Change faction laments low participation of women in this years elections. She says her party has fifty percent representation of women in its candidates , and that this is probably because led by a woman.