Articles tagged 'youth'

8 Zanu PF youths in court over political violence 16 July 2018 HARARE - Eight Zanu PF youths that reportedly attacked fellow party supporters during a brawl over a ruling party office appeared in court on Saturday. Workmore Hwema, 44, Tichaona Madziwa, 39, Blessing Munyaradzi, 38, Paul Muriyenda, 29, Chamunorwa Mahamba, 25, Brighton Billiat, 19, Evans Tom...
MDC ring-fences constituencies for youths 9 May 2018 HARARE - The mainstream MDC has called to order senior party members who are eyeing constituencies that have been reserved for members of its youth assembly. The party has reserved at least 20 percent of the contested seats, at both local authority and parliamentary levels, for young people. ...
Youths challenge public office age 11 March 2018 HARARE - A youth umbrella body has launched an audacious bid to collect 500 000 signatures in a bid to petition Parliament to review the age limit required for them to assume public office. According to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec), the minimum age for one to be a councillor or memb...
MDC youths in rural campaign 3 August 2017 HARARE - Youths in Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC have taken their door-to-door voter registration campaign to rural areas as they move to invade Zanu PF strongholds urging people to register to vote ahead of next year's election. Last weekend, MDC youths were in Mberengwa and also visited Chikomba i...
Mugabe hints at retirement 17 June 2017 MUTARE – President Robert Mugabe yesterday hinted that he was on his way out and that it is now time for youths to come on board and assume responsibilities. He chastened his old guard at a rally held in Mutare yesterday — where he was addressing the gathering as part of his nationwide meet-th...
Mugabe dumps Zanu PF allies 9 June 2017 HARARE - As fears of another Zanu PF Bhora Musango in 2018 — internal rebellion by disgruntled Zanu PF officials and supporters — persist within the warring ruling party, President Robert Mugabe is becoming ever more reliant on the youth league, which yesterday said it had the capacity to effecti...
Tsvangirai, Mugabe tussle for youth vote 4 June 2017 HARARE - While Robert Mugabe and opposition MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai may be oceans apart, they both believe the youths' vote is crucial to winning next year's Presidency. For long used as instruments of political violence and repression, the country's youths, who constitute 60 percent of t...
Mugabe belts party bigwigs 3 June 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe and his powerful wife, Grace — yesterday belted the warring Zanu PF factions before calling them to unite ahead of the much-anticipated next year's elections. The wily nonagenarian skirted other hot issues devouring his party and went straight to the heart of y...
Mugabe kicks off 2018 push 31 May 2017 HARARE - With all eyes on President Robert Mugabe's mega rally in Marondera on Friday, Zanu PF insiders say the nonagenarian will not only be launching his 2018 election campaign in earnest, but will also once again use this gathering and others to follow to “crush” the ambitions of his lieutenan...
Youths' vote can sway 2018 election 23 May 2017 HARARE - As the 2018 general election fast approaches, Zimbabwe Partnership for Prosperity (ZIPP) challenges the youths in Zimbabwe to rise up and vote in numbers as this crucial vote will help shape their future. The first step is for them to register to vote and show up to vote on Election D...
'Time for youths to take over' 12 February 2017 HARARE - Expelled Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) member Margaret Dongo says it is now time for the country's youths to take over the country's political space with guidance from war veterans and other elders who participated in the war of liberation. The politician, who together with six other fo...
Zhuwao must inspire confidence 7 October 2015 HARARE - Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment minister Patrick Zhuwao is fast becoming a square peg in a round hole as his reckless statements continue to cause consternation and confusion. His actions are also becoming a huge embarrassment to the Zanu PF government which is clutchin...
Empowerment deal for local youths on cards 10 March 2014 HARARE - Local youth empowerment group, Zimbabwe Entrepreneurs Youth Action (Zeya),  has signed a multi-million dollar deal with an international South African investment company to empower local youths. Brian Bhengu, the director of the Sandton-based Africa Connect Investments company, confir...
Foreigners banned from owning businesses 2 January 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe has from New Year’s Day banned foreigners from owning a majority stake in a host of businesses from bakeries to beauty salons, a cabinet minister said on Tuesday. Foreigners will only be allowed to own minority stakes in the affected businesses if they have local partners, an...
Govt helps youths obtain drivers' licenses 5 December 2013 BULAWAYO - Government has set up a project which seeks to provide a cheaper way for women and youths in Bulawayo to obtain drivers’ licences. Women will pay an affordable amount of $5 instead of $20 for their provisional licences and the ministry of Youth Empowerment and Indigenisation will li...
Nhema on right track 15 October 2013 HARARE - Francis Nhema, the new Youth, Indigenisation and Economic empowerment minister has come up with refreshing statements on indigenisation where he seems to be advocating for a sober approach to the programme. Nhema's bold statement last week that the programme should not take the danger...
Youth vote could be vital 10 July 2013 HARARE - With the youth constituting close to 60 percent of the country s 12,9 million population, political parties find themselves clamouring for their vote as the July 31 election nears. However, questions still remain on whether any of the political parties will be able to attract the much-n...
Youth register to vote now 9 April 2013 HARARE - As Zimbabwe heads towards harmonised elections, we call on all youths who have in the past been used as merchants of violence by politicians to desist from such heinous acts. Youths must understand that engaging in violence will come back and haunt them for the rest of their lives. While...