Snub Mugabe tour: MDC youths

HARARE - Youths in the Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC say long-suffering young people should snub President Robert Mugabe’s tour of the country’s provinces as he has nothing to offer them.

Zanu PF recently indicated that the increasingly frail Mugabe would go around the country’s 10 provinces meeting youths from his Zanu PF party, but in a statement, MDC youth leader Happymore Chidziva said the 93-year-old strongman has no connection whatsoever with the youth of today who are yearning for change.

“After realising that the Zimbabwean youths for the first time since independence, have become more determined to define, secure and defend their future, the ancient party is now desperately attempting, through so-called tours to lure the young vote,” Chidziva said.

“I urge the youth to dismiss such senseless electioneering tours meant to sell another election dummy to the youth. Such trivial approach to the plight of the youths should not be entertained, especially when it’s coming from a person whose life situation is there for everyone to see.”

Chidziva said there is nothing to expect from the increasingly frail nonagenarian leader who failed to fulfil the 2013 election promises.

“It boggles the mind, what exactly will a 93-year-old, a wheelchair-bound candidate, has to offer a struggling youth in the street? With few months to the next general elections, Mugabe’s last election promise to the youth hasn’t been met.

“Mugabe promised over 2,2 million new jobs to the youth in 2013, but has dismally fulfilled none of it. The MDC youth assembly’s recently launched #berekamwana tiende campaign, coupled with president Morgan Tsvangirai’s meet the people national tours have left Zanu PF completely confused,” said Chidziva

Recently, Zanu PF secretary for youth Kudzanai Chipanga was quoted in the media saying the tour is meant to mobilise youths to participate in the political, social and economic activities of the country.

“The objective of the meetings is in line with our party’s constitution where we have a responsibility to mobilise youths to participate in the political, social and economic activities of the country.

“He is our candidate for the 2018 general elections and as the youth league, we have been clear and consistent that we want him to be life president,” Chipanga said

However, the combative Chidziva said Mugabe was forced into action by Tsvangirai’s recent tour of the country’s provinces.

“It should not be forgotten that for the past 37 years, Mugabe has been the sole leader of the country, and has presided over all the incompetence in government. Then, what will he promise the youths this time around, which he couldn’t deliver since independence?

Heaping praises on his leader, Chidziva said Mugabe will not match the pace that has been set by Tsvangirai.

“I also want to dismiss the sudden call for a youth quota by Zanu PF Manicaland youth chair, as too little too late. Calling for a youth quota 37 years after independence can only be regarded as plagiarism and reactionary to our youth-oriented policies.”

Comments (3)

Mdc-t National Youth Chairman should shut up because he failing to represent youths interest.How could he accept 20% youth quota system yet inefficient and lazy womens wing given 50%. Youths consist 60% of our population and to accept 20% as a youth quota system its unacceptable and against african charter which the Mdc-t is a signatory.Why youths are not regarded as deciders in 2018 elections?its because we have puppets or incapacitated leaders like Bvondo who are lured with Masese and Mbanje by Rigging masters and Parralel structures leader Abednico Bhebhe.

ncube byo - 24 April 2017

As usual RGM hits the nail on head. Very strategic indeed! He knows youths are the game changer. As for the clueless MDC all they know is to be ever wailing cry babies! They missed the jackpot a long tie back. They think having a sea of ballot unregistered sea of red colours at rallies is winning elections! Wake Up!

Manje so! - 24 April 2017


padenga - 24 April 2017

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