We want jobs - Youths

HARARE - President Robert Mugabe yesterday took oath of office as Zimbabwe’s leader for a seventh five-year term at the National Sports Stadium amid pomp and fanfare. 

Thousands of jubilant Zanu PF supporters witnessed Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku administering the oath and Mugabe pledging “to observe, uphold and defend the Constitution of Zimbabwe”.

With opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai boycotting the inauguration charging the vote was stolen, the Daily News’ Wendy Muperi spoke to supporters in the 60 000-seater stadium who had a varied take on Africa’s oldest leader, in power since the nation’s independence in 1980.

Aldrin Mudzingwa, 22, Mount Pleasant

“I feel so good that I was here when President Mugabe was being sworn in.

“This is my first time to see a president being sworn-in and it is indeed exciting. I am glad that the majority of people here are young and managed to see the significance of such a day.

“I hope they are also seeing the opportunities that come with this government and try to exploit them. The president has said a lot in his speech including indigenisation and empowerment; I expect him and the government to deliver on those.

“People should enjoy life everyday and being able to do something meaningful is what makes one happy. We have qualifications but no jobs.”

Loveness Malinda, 24, Kuwadzana 6

“We are excited. We are saying congratulations to President Robert Mugabe, we are so happy. We are expecting many things but the most important thing to a youth is a job, we want jobs.”

Gabriel Marangarire, 27, Budiriro

“I am very happy that finally the swearing-in has happened. Now that he has officially taken office, there are policies proposed before and during campaigns, we expect that they are now implemented fully and fairly.”

Terrence  Mudzingwa, 21, Eastlea

“I know a lot of people of my generation are also witnessing it for the first time. After winning overwhelmingly, I am happy we are now here to witness President Mugabe’s inauguration. We also want jobs.”

Comments (3)

All you youth who ran around all the townships with Chipangano, beating up and terrorising people in townships to vote for ZANUPF will be in for a surprise because they will be no jobs for you in 2013, 2014. 2015, 2016 and for many many more years after 2016. We hope that there will never ever be any jobs for you because you terrorise people in the townships. The only jobs that you will get will be pirate taxi tauts and water marshalls in the townships ! ! !

Sekuru Oldman - 23 August 2013

Sekuru oldman mune mamhepo chaiwo. Chii chakurwadzayi kuvana vari kutaura hawo zvavanotarisira muupenyu hwawo. Manje chero ukarwadziwa kusvikira mugore ra 2018 hazvichinji. Dont say "WE" as if your rotten thinking is what everybody thinks. How on earth someone with five senses hopes for bad times to his fellow country men. Urimusatanist chaiye. Manje zvaunoshuwira zvichabata iwe. So yu think to be a combi conductor is not a job and only if employed by mr bennet will you call it a job. Fuza chairo risina kana kanyadzi kumeso.

Takeiteasy Marcaves - 23 August 2013

Iwe Takeiteasy Marcaves you are the satanist big time because you stole votes from MDC T which means that you are a cheat, your ZANU PF party are thieves and you support them. As far as people are concerned you are the thieving satanist.

Anomhanya - 23 August 2013

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