The Movement for Democratic Change Youth Assembly (MDCYA) condemns in the strongest terms the work of the forces of darkness in Zanu PF who continue to recklessly disregard the right of Zimbabweans to join any political grouping of their choice.
We remain worried as to where our country is heading to because at a time when everyone else thought the culture of intolerance and violence was on the way out, damaging reports keep filtering in.
Zanu PF is invading commuter ranks in all towns imposing rank marshals who are assigned to collect money on behalf of Zanu pf’s terror groups such as Chipangano and Top 6 in Harare and Chinhoyi respectively. This money is used to fund violence and corruption.
The formation of the Inclusive government and subsequently the establishment of the Organ responsible for National Healing, Reconciliation and Integration, in essence was a noble foundation towards setting the ground for a new political framework. Literally this process has been failing to move forward because of Zanu Pf’s thuggery and crook tendencies towards the full implementation and adherence to the provisions of the GPA and all forces are pointing to a more threatening environment as elections talk gather momentum in the country. The continued distrust showed by Zanu Pf in the GNU is a blow to all those who dedicated their time and resources towards advancing the cause of justice and democracy in Zimbabwe.
We as the Youth Assembly have worked tirelessly advocating for a violent free Zimbabwe. We are the future and we are very concerned when seeds of violence and intolerance are transmitted from generation to generation. We are concerned because we believe that violence is an old recipe of winning support and power and should be traded for popular support and tender manifestos. This and the coming generations should be guided by the principles of democracy, coexistence and tolerance.
Violence by its very nature does not pay and will never win anyone power. We know that the perpetrators of violence housed in Zanu PF continue to champion violence campaigns in Zimbabwe to satisfy their political ends.
Some of them sponsor the notorious Chipangano which continues to ruthlessly harass and deny the peace loving people of Mbare their right to support political parties of their choice. Our colleagues in Zanu PF should forthwith stop composing hatred and violence insightful songs e.g. (Vanofamba nemamonya) but rather use their creativity and energy championing development initiatives that benefit Zimbabwe. The Youth Assembly gets worried when some of the songs receive generous airplay from the national broadcaster. What we are doing as a country is to perpetuate the culture of violence.
After more than three decades in power Zimbabweans need new leadership. Zimbabwe needs a free society where political diversity works to strengthen and push those in positions of power to deliver. We demand that the three principals deliver on their promise to restore justice and democracy in Zimbabwe.
Zanu Pf should desist from violence, it does not pay rather it obliterates.
For and behalf of the young people in Zimbabwe
Clifford Hlatywayo MDCYA National Spokesperson
Together to end,building a youth with a difference.