Zanu-PF Women's League wants a female vice president

The women's league has reportedly called for the ruling party’s Constitution to be amended.

First Lady Grace Mugabe presently leads the powerful women's league and she denies wanting any position other than the one she’s got. Picture: GCIS.

ZIMBABWE - The Zanu-PF Women's League is pushing for a woman to be made one of the country's two vice presidents.

First Lady Grace Mugabe presently leads the powerful women's league and she denies wanting any position other than the one she's got.

This will mean a change to Zanu-PF's Constitution and it will heighten speculation that Grace could be propelled into an even more senior position.

Her deputy, Eunice Moyo, insists that this is not the case.

But she has told the state-run Chronicle that the women's league does want the ruling party's Constitution amended this year, to say that one of the vice presidents has to be a woman.

Currently Zimbabwe has two male vice presidents, Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko.

If the Constitution is changed, that would mean one of them could lose his job, though it may not be before the next elections.