Zimbabwean women among heaviest drinkers

ZIMBABWEAN women are among hardest drinkers on the continent making it into the top six of African women binge boozers, according to data complied by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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The data, which tracks drinking patterns across the globe, indicates that 20,3% of local women love their tipple.

At the top of the list, however, are South Africa and Zambia, with 41,2% of their female populations said to engage in binge drinking.

These are followed by Burkina Faso (36,8%), Mozambique (32,8%) and Nigeria (32,9%).

The findings showed that bingeing was a worldwide phenomenon with the love for alcohol spanning class, culture and profession with the exception of Muslim countries.

WHO defines binge drinking as drinking at least 60 grams of pure alcohol at least once a week.

Although traditionally associated with men, a lot of women have in recent years started taking alcohol primarily as a social engagement.

For a long time, alcohol consumption by women has been traditionally associated with women of loose morals, something that has courted the ire of gender activists.

Police have routinely rounded up women from nightspots in the city in anti-prostitution operations.

Gender Trust director Naomi Chebundo is on record castigating the police and blaming the government for signing gender discriminative laws.

“What police are doing is unfair as most innocent women find themselves behind bars or paying fines because of a selective justice system,” she said.
The data demonstrates that Pakistan, despite the fact that it is a Muslim country, has a sizeable drinking problem.

The “riskiest” drinkers, however, are found in Russia and Ukraine.

Zimbabwean men were pegged at 39%, which places them at number seven in Africa.

The country’s largest brewer, Delta Beverages, said in its 2012 financial results Zimbabwe consumed 198,1 million hectolitres of lager and 335,4 million hectolitres of opaque (millet) beer.

44 Comments

  1. aerial production

    198 hectolitres of lager and 334 million litres of Batai munhu. Hwunombomwiwa nguvaiko hwahwa hwese ihwohwo. So zimboz are claining to be poor yet they waste tht much on drinking

    1. drinking is not wasting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111

      1. taura hoko. drinking may actually be a necessity

      2. Drinking is a complete waste of resources. All social ills one way or the other are connected to drinking . How much would we save and buy necessities for childern if did not have this thing called beer

    2. waste?? you need to have you head examined

    3. How is drinking wasting money? with all the nonsense that happens in this country one has to drink.

  2. Our women have done it again!!!! Good going girls!! You have put us on the map. 10 more years, who knows what you will be capable of??

    1. hwahwa hunonaka amana musambonyeperwe….

      1. @kayshito kuti “amana” ndokutii?

  3. Soo dumb! Why don’t u people use ur time and effort in making a differnce in ur lives and others, n u, Yes!! Wasting ur life drinking!kitsi- wna spk abt our women has done it agn?? Thts so ignorant, why don’t u rather become proud of proper thngs other thn tht junk! # seriously annoyd

    1. kana usina mari nyarara. isu tinayo rega tizvinwire hedu thumbs up to all the beautiful woman who work hard for their money and drink.. pamberi ne hwahwa..

      1. @ameera
        Its actually called SARCASM. there is really nothing to be proud of, rather shameful.

    2. Its sarcasm dear

    3. Who says people who drink don’t make a difference in their own lives?

    4. I drink and you don’t, isnt that different enough. so by taking my liquor I make a huge difference in my life of coz from you teetotolars. ndapedA

  4. agh nonsense.how can one come up with these figures?this is pure nonsense

  5. I dont think kitsi is being proud or is he? I think kutosvotwawo. Mmm inga zvakaoma vanhu vari kudhakwa veduwee, just remember nguva yapera, its written “when u see these signs know that your redemption draweth nigh.”

  6. doro mudadi

  7. this is a lie… Where is Namibia?? coz in Namibia almost every woman drinks

    1. Namibia ne Botswana vakadzi vanohushapira ivavo. Parehwa nhema apa

      1. Namibia population is around 2,8 million. Thus ladies are around 1,5 million. Chero vakanwa sei they will be fewer than Zimbo lady imbibers

  8. Appologies to u kitsi! It is indeed sad tht ppl wastes their lives on drinking! Some women have kids and they neglect ther children for ther own pleasure #

  9. I do not agree with this cause majority yevakadzi vemuZimbabwe vanonamata weduwe

  10. goodchildgonebad

    VAKORIWA VANENGE VAKUDA VARUME BIG TIME SOME BECOME SO DRUNK THAT THEY END UP IN STRANGERS BEDS AND ONE LADY ENDED UP VERY PREGNANT AFTER A DRINK INDUCED QUICKIE,ANYWAY ITS THEIR LIFE.

    1. bigg badd madd mann

      iwewe uneyese …vakadhakwa they become wild maeffects mabeers whether male or female are public knowledge

  11. Pat saka kana vachinamata havachanwe here?

  12. these are zimbabwean prositutes.

  13. Waters that make men wise and women foolish.20% of our women are foolish!

  14. @pat hakuna munhu asingagoni kunamata.. chidhakwa chese can pray afterall they probably recited the Lord’s prayer in their early childhood so tht statement doesnt hold water.. Even vanh vakanamata chinomutadzisa kunwa chii when they justify themselves with the popular bible verse “inwa asi usararadze”.. The very same women vatikuona mumachurch that we find on the dancefloor in clubs.. Letx not deny whats in black and white..

  15. @julius.but with statistics even if there is few woman the percentage will be calculated in relation to their population.eg if all woman in namibia drank then 100percent drinks even kune two women their percentage is high than zim

  16. Willard Mubvumbi

    The head line should have read, ZIMBABWEAN COMMERCIAL SEX WORKERS AMONG HEAVIEST DRINKERS. ANY WOMEN WHO DRINKS ALCOHOL IS A ‘HWAGA’.

    1. Uyimbulu yemaqaqeni, in any case what is whore can you see one and identify it. You are probably unhappy cause you cant do anything to them since thay drink their own money!!!!

  17. Willard Mubvumbi

    ANY WOMAN WHO DRINKS ALCOHOL IS A WHORE.

    1. drinking is not a problem but. you have to control yourself

  18. elvis tsaurayi

    mai vakamwe beer zvoreva kuti vahura here chupeti

    1. bvunza hako mwana wevaridzi ibenzi chairo ririkudaro nhai?

  19. Gone are the days when girls used to cook like their mothers now they drink like their fathers…

  20. bigg badd madd mann

    vakadzi varirova beer amana…some out of public view trust me

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  22. ko matswana ari pa number ani?

  23. Thank you, I have just been looking for info about this topic for a while and yours is the greatest I’ve found out so far. But, what about the conclusion? Are you sure about the source?

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