Articles tagged 'youths'

'Youths will end Mugabe rule' 11 September 2016 RECENT suggestions by Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo that youths will decide the outcome of the much-anticipated 2018 elections is an inadvertent admission that President Robert Mugabe and his party's end is nigh, analysts say. In a tweet last week, Moyo, a member of Mugabe's Zanu PF ...
Zanu PF insincere on stands distribution 24 July 2016 HARARE - Faced with spreading mass protests President Robert Mugabe's government is now doling out stands to the ruling party faithful youths, something that observers say is a “well calculated plan” to entice voters ahead of the 2018 elections. Last week Zanu PF youths were promised stands al...
Youths moot daily anti-Mugabe demos 25 May 2016 HARARE - A youth movement under the #Tajamuka has vowed to protest on the streets of Zimbabwe everyday until President Robert Mugabe steps down from power. The group, led by Zimbabwe Informal Sector Organisation chairperson Promise Mkwananzi, said they will not be waylaid by the failed Zanu PF...
Embrace youths or sink: Mliswa 31 March 2016 HARARE - Former Zanu PF Mashonaland West chairperson Temba Mliswa says political parties should embrace the youths or kiss goodbye to hopes of winning the eagerly-anticipated 2018 elections. Presently, the main political parties are led by people over 60 years old with President Robert Mugabe ...
Zanu PF youths target their boss 18 November 2015 HARARE - As chaos in the post-congress Zanu PF continues to reign supreme, the party's youths are lobbying for the ouster of national youth league secretary Pupurai Togarepi over alleged incompetence and his replacement with President Robert Mugabe's nephew and Indigenisation minister Patrick Zhu...
Zanu PF youths stage demo against kombis 7 February 2015 HARARE - Zanu PF youths yesterday staged a demonstration at the Mbudzi roundabout in Harare after a party supporter was allegedly killed by a kombi crew on Wednesday. Blaring car horns, the supporters invaded the roundabout singing revolutionary songs and threatening kombis. Godwin Gomwe, Z...
Reinstate Green Bombers: Zanu PF youths 11 August 2014 HARARE - Youths in President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF want the return of the national youth service training programme so as to embed the right ideologies in youths. The proposal is part of a raft of resolutions made at the 6th Zanu PF Youth Conference which ended yesterday. “To recommend th...
Zanu PF youths demand housing stands 14 May 2014 CHITUNGWIZA - Government has acceded to housing demands by Zanu PF youths in Chitungwiza in a move that has caused an uproar among residents and councillors. The move has been castigated as partisan designed to rescue the waning political fortunes of those involved in the housing scandal. O...
Zanu PF youth 'defecates' at borehole to spite rival 6 March 2014 HARARE - A self-confessed Zanu PF supporter allegedly defecated at a community borehole after a series of political disputes with his neighbour who is a councillor in the opposition MDC. Zanu PF youth Spencer Zongoro is alleged to have defecated at the borehole to fix his staunch MDC-supportin...
The misery of Zimbabwean youths 2 March 2014 BULAWAYO - Clad in full Zanu PF party regalia, Thembani Nkomo makes his way to the party’s headquarters for a programme he believes might assist him in getting a job. Arriving, he meets up with hoards of other youths from different working class suburbs. A clutch of the expectant group come...
Zanu PF must rein-in its youths 27 January 2014 HARARE - As we reported elsewhere in this newspaper, our veteran Masvingo correspondent, Godfrey Mtimba, was last week attacked viciously by mindless Zanu PF yobs. Mtimba’s crime in the eyes of these morons was that he had gone to the town’s Civic Centre, as is his job, to cover a US Public Af...
Zanu PF youths disrupt US Embassy meeting 24 January 2014 MASVINGO - Zanu PF youths yesterday disrupted a United States Embassy-organised youth meeting at the Civic Centre here protesting against sanctions imposed by Washington on Harare. President Barack Obama’s Washington Fellowship Young African Leaders Initiative meeting was called off just after...
Youths promised projects after Mugabe bash 22 January 2014 BULAWAYO - Zanu PF has promised youths more projects  in line with ZimAsset to commence after President Robert Mugabe’s 90th birthday bash. Khumbulani Mpofu, the chairperson of the Zanu PF Bulawayo Province Youth League, told the Daily News that more projects to benefit youths were in the pipe...
ZimAsset inhospitable to youths: Mujuru 10 January 2014 HARARE - Joice Mujuru, Zimbabwe’s acting President, said her Zanu PF party’s economic blueprint ZimAsset, is “inhospitable” to youths’ aspirations. Mujuru was addressing a handful of mourners yesterday at the burial of the late retired lieutenant colonel Harold Mtandwa Chirenda at the National...
Bulawayo youths turn to loitering 3 January 2014 BULAWAYO - A  number of youths in Bulawayo have turned to loitering in town rather than sitting at home claiming they have nothing productive to do. One of the youths interviewed by the Daily News but refused to be named said there was little they can do in Bulawayo. He added that it was be...
Distribute youth fund equally 27 November 2013 EDITOR — The country's youths are in dire need of assistance notwithstanding their geographic location, party preferences and ideology. I was very disturbed to learn that only one percent of the Youth Development Fund has been disbursed to youths in Matabeleland North. This contrasts sharpl...
Youth-friendly HIV centres commissioned 19 November 2013 HARARE - Harare City Council has commissioned five youth-friendly HIV treatment centres. Bernard Manyenyeni, the Harare mayor,  said it was imperative that everyone contributes towards alleviating the plight of youths living positively with HIV. “Our desire as Harare is to see our young peo...
ZYC rapped 19 November 2013 BULAWAYO - Livingstone Dzikira, Zimbabwe Youth Council (ZYC) director, came under fire at a youth conference for allegedly turning a government body into a Zanu PF project. ZYC is a quasi-government institution which was established by an Act of Parliament to co-ordinate, supervise and foster ...
Govt must tackle unemployment 10 November 2013 HARARE - Recent reports on the increase of the number of unemployed youths is cause for concern and government should act quickly to rectify the situation and create more jobs. University and tertiary college graduates are increasingly taking up menial jobs, amid a sharp rise in the number of ...
Is this Kurera/Ukondla youth fund real? 1 November 2013 EDITOR — I was wondering who could tell me the real truth about this Kurera/Ukondla youth fund that was meant for the youth. I applied for these loans sometime in February because I really wanted to boost my business as every businessman/woman might feel. I am in the business of typing, pri...
Youths contest govt decision on empowerment fund 29 October 2013 BULAWAYO - Youth empowerment groups in Bulawayo have roundly contested government's decision to proscribe youths from getting loans from the National Youth Fund unless they undergo national youth service training first. Youth groups argue that conditional disbursement of loans will trivialise ...
Stop politicising youth fund 29 October 2013 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF is looking to create another new civic rite of passage for all young Zimbabweans. Proponents for this national youth service argue that given the new challenges and divisions within and outside our own borders, Zimbabwe must rebuild a sense of common ...
Sexual abstinence — Is it practical in today's society? 4 October 2013 HARARE - “True love waits”, “don't do a thing without a ring” and “abstinence is priceless,” are catchy slogans that youths are told to follow to prevent unwanted pregnancies and HIV. But is the issue of abstinence practical or delusional? Parents would love to think that their children wil...
We want jobs - Youths 23 August 2013 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 pledgin...
Zanu PF youths snubbed 6 August 2013 BULAWAYO - Zanu PF youths in Bulawayo's Makokoba Constituency on Sunday met with bitter and scornful faces as they took to the streets in the city's oldest suburb to celebrate their party “victory” in last week's harmonised elections. The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC has rejected the flawed polls...