Tuesday, 29 October 2013

ZINASU is an independent institution

The MDC Youth Assembly believes in independence of every institution including that of students. We believe in academic freedoms of students at Tertiary institutions which is the co-business of students union across the country.

We are very much aware that ZINASU like any other civic organization is political but it must not be partisan. We strongly believe that ZINASU’s impending congress should be left to run beyond the politics of political parties.

It is unfortunate that current developments in ZINASU as it prepares for its congress, has been characterized by internal power struggles that has led to certain sections of ZINASU employing adverse political strategies to outwit their competitors. To this end, claims have been made that the MDC is interfering in the affairs of the students union. 

The Youth Assembly will not fane divisions in the institution but would rather wish ZINASU a fruitful Congress since they are an institution that provides oversight to the national development processes with bias to the students’ community.

We believe ZINASU has the ability to solely identify problems of students and advocate for better changes through the channels available to them.

Whilst it is an undisputed fact that ZINASU played a critical role in the formation of MDC as a political party in 1999; it however did not lose its independence and focus on the struggle for academic freedoms. To this end, ZINASU has a specific constituency that it serves without interference or influence of any political party. The MDC respects that and continue to view ZINASU as a progressive students’ movement that has a right to comment and participate in the political processes of this great land.

The students themselves know very well that only the MDC government can provide, meet and respect their legitimate demands, democratic rights and fundamental freedoms which ZANU PF government has failed to do. 

 The MDC Youth Assembly reiterates non-interference in the ZINASU congress and other issues but rather wishes the union a successful convention.

Long live ZINASU

Long live MDC Youth Assembly

Driven by conviction, resilience and determination 

MDC Youth Assembly Information Department  

For more information contact the Assembly Spokesperson Clifford Hlatywayo    

Together to end,building a youth with a difference.

Monday, 14 October 2013

ZANUPF desperation a circus to the nation

The Youth Assembly condemns in its strongest terms the arrest and frustration of the MDC Youth Assembly Secretary for Security and Defence Leader James Chidhakwa.

Chidhakwa was arrested on Friday the 11th of October 2013 at his workplace on false charges of aggravated malicious damage to property. ZANUPF is desperately trying to link him to their mysterious destruction of their Machipisa offices and Jongwe printers.

It is a public secret that the MDC is a peace loving party and therefore will not be involved in clandestine activities such as the destruction of property. We have a record of refraining from violence even in situations where agents of darkness have tried to set us into the trap. MDC is a development oriented party that will not want to see any backwardness in society hence it will not condone destruction of property. 

Elections were rigged but the MDC did not use a violent approach in its reaction therefore the allegations are misplaced and a mockery to the Justice delivery system of our country.

The MDC Youth Assembly is totally behind the leader of the Party Dr Morgan Richard Tsvangirai hence ZANUPF is scared of him and would want to persecute our members for unshakably standing behind Dr Tsvangirai.

However this usual desperate political ploy to frustrate MDC members will not be sustained and the record is there in history where our members were arrested on false allegations some dying or staying in Remand for more than two years but the state eventually losing the case.

ZANUPF should stop that primitive frustration tactic since it has failed to work. We shall not be deterred by their behaviour.

The Assembly will not panic as they will remain focused and resolute.

Aluta Continua 

Driven by conviction, resilience and determination

MDC Youth Assembly Information Department

Together to end,building a youth with a difference.

President Tsvangirai shall lead us to Canaan

The Youth Assembly declares its continued and uncompromised loyalty to the Party and the President Dr Morgan Tsvangirai. Our leader represents the interests of the peasants, workers and the poor. He is the face of the people’s struggle as he carries the hopes of many young people.
President Morgan Tsvangirai

To all young people, President Morgan Tsvangirai represents a brighter future full of opportunities for everyone. He has the answers to the cries and challenges faced by the youth, mostly to do with job creation, genuine and sustainable youth upliftment, provision of good health facilities among others. Any other utterances in the corridors of Rumour are null and void.

The Assembly encourages all the Zimbabweans who voted for the MDC in the recent elections to remain resolute, Dr Tsvangirai shall lead us to Canaan soon.

The idea of change has not been rejected neither can it be stopped it is just a dream that was deferred by dark forces of evil but one day the people of Zimbabwe  shall prevail and our will shall be granted.
We continue to fight in the trenches and we remind ZANUPF that a stolen election is not a real house but just an ice castle that will melt when the sun shines.

We want to express our disappointment in the manner in which ZANUPF have splashed cash in the Mayoral elections. The Assembly hopes that culprits who connived with ZANUPF will get deserving punishments.
The Assembly also wants to make it clear that it will remain focused in the people’s struggle of dismantling a system that took the nation into a socio-economical abyss.

In the Four Years in Government the people of Zimbabwe have realised what the MDC is capable of doing. This is the sole reason why the people of Zimbabwe wanted the MDC to govern but these expressions were not heard mainly because of gross violations of electoral processes and laws.

Sooner than later the people of Zimbabwe will get the chance to choose their government in a free, fair, peaceful and credible election.

MDC Youth Assembly Information Department

Together to end,building a youth with a difference.