The minister was responding to funds made available under the 2012 Consolidated Appeal for cash-strapped Zimbabwe by donors.
"While I really appreciate what the donors are doing for Zimbabwe's undernourished and humanitarian situation, I wish to point out that you must consider giving money for goat projects in rural areas," she said. "I am a female activist and am worried that after women divorce they farm goats for income while their husbands stick to the cattle. Men take pride in cattle and if they do not have any cattle it is a serious challenge to their man-hood.”
Misihairabwi-Mushonga's husband, Dr Christopher Mushonga, a top orthopaedic surgeon, died from brain damage after being severely beaten up by thieves. She struggled to gain access to her wealthy husband's estate, leading to a protracted legal battle with her in-laws. Misihairabwi said she will not remarry and is living a peaceful life in her new house in Chisipite low density suburb in Harare.