The MDC Youth Assembly joins the nation, South Africa and the rest of the world in mourning and celebrating the life of a genuine Hero and iconic African Statesman.
Africa has lost a distinguished democratic leader who lived an exemplary life. The late barrister, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela committed his life to fighting for the restoration and observation of the citizens’ rights and to build a colour blind nation.
His legacy lives on, the idea of resilience, reconciliation and peace, makes the greatest part of his leadership and in this he built a rainbow nation.
He did not care much about 27 years of his precious life spend in prison, in that regard he did not seek to revenge but when he walked out of prison, South Africa opened a new chapter in the quest to end apartheid.
Our President Dr Morgan Richard Tsvangirai drew a leaf from him and agreed to sit down in government with the same people who nearly killed him, those who put him in prison on false allegations on several occasions.
For the betterment of the lives of Zimbabweans, President Tsvangirai got into a Government of National Unity and even said we open a new chapter in the people’s struggle just like the South Africans on the day that Mandela walked out of Prison.
The Youth Assembly draws a leaf of the ability to forgive and move forward again, Assembly President Hon. Solomon Madzore even after spending 405 days in prison, in the Guthrie Munyuki interview of the Daily News said “I would never want to see Mugabe behind bars”.
This generation has lost a caring inspirational political father. We will remember Mandela as a generous true revolutionary who had the people at heart, we hope that the oppressors will see the light and stop abductions, unjustified incarcerations, victimisations, torture and corrupt tendencies.
We hope that one day Africa shall be a rich continent that will not condone discrimination on grounds of gender, race, tribe, ethnicity, affiliation or religion.
From his grave Mandela will be happy to see that kind of Africa.
May his Soul Rest In Eternal Peace.
For and on behalf of the young people of Zimbabwe
MDC Youth Assembly Information Department.
Together to end,building a youth with a difference.