Monday, 18 August 2014

SADC Chairperson, Mugabe crushed jobless youth today

SADC Chairperson, Mugabe crushed jobless youth today


The newly appointed SADC chairperson Robert Mugabe crushed jobless youth in Harare today. The youth led by the MDC Youth Assembly staged a peaceful demonstration in the capital demanding jobs were crushed by heavily armed riot police. The deputy Youth Chairperson for Harare province Stan Manyenga and a female journalist was brutally assaulted, man handled and whisked away by rowdy police officers and many were injured in the me-lee.

MDC Youth is leading the demand your job campaign across the country where the unemployed are asking the SADC chairperson who leads the government of the day promised in his election manifesto in 2013. The claim in just and legitimate since the new constitution provide for. The SADC chairperson reprobates and approbate the constitution as he was making grandstanding political rhetorics to embellish his stained image. As Zimbabweans we are making fervent prayers to our deity that the ones mordant Mugabe is going to walk the talk of upholding constitutionalism.

As we speak the heavily armed police are cordoning every street of Harare at the same time the jobless youths are regrouping for their jobs.
The MDC Youth remain unshaken and unintimidated.

Demand your job now.... its your constitutional right

Clifford Hlatywayo- National Youth Spokesperson

Together to end,building a youth with a difference.

Monday, 4 August 2014

ZANU PF showing its true colours in Chingwizi

The MDC Youth Assembly is greatly perturbed by the sad developments in Chingwizi, Tokwe-Mkosi. Approximately 300 people are reported to have been arrested and brutalised by police and the army in Chingwizi with further claims that a child might have died in the process. The victims are now dispersed everywhere leaving them exposed to bad weather and unhealthy conditions. The soldiers have burnt tents donated by well wishers and are harass all the people including women and young ones. Being a holder of an ID number which starts with a 12 (Chibi district) is now a crime. 

These victims has suffered serious trauma at the camp site in the hands of an illegitimate government of ZANU PF. Their donations were looted by government ministers. No clear plan in terms of relocating and compensating them. The bhora mughedhi philosophy has failed to work. The song of empowerment which ZANU PF looters sang is nowhere to be heard. 

The MDC Youth Assembly, therefore, calls for the unconditional release of those arrested and stop any harassment of the victims by the army and police. We also call for urgent intervention on the survivors in terms of providing decent place to live. They must be a clear and sustainable plan to resettle them as well as a transparent compensation scheme. 

The MDC believes in real upliftment of the ordinary people and protection of the vulnerable. We always stand for the poor, as one of our founding values, solidarity. ZANU PF has shown its inhuman colours and it has to be stopped now.

For and on behalf of the voiceless
Clifford Hlatywayo

MDC Youth Assembly Spokesperson

Together to end,building a youth with a difference.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

MDC Youth Assembly statement on 2014 Day of the African Child Commemorations

Youth Assembly SpokespersonThe MDC Youth Assembly joins the rest of Africa in commemorating the 2014 Day of the African Child under its theme “Demanding Accessible, Affordable, Quality Education, Jobs and Equal opportunities for all.”

It is universally acknowledged that education plays an important role in the development of the individual and the country. The right to education is enshrined in various international, regional and national human rights instruments including the Declaration of Human Rights and the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.

Indeed, the Constitution of Zimbabwe Article 27.1(a) and (b) makes express reference to free and compulsory basic education for children as well as the promotion of higher and tertiary education.
However, Zimbabwe finds itself in a sorry state as the illegitimate government has dismally failed to provide for this basic right. For starters, over a million children have failed to go back to school because government failed to secure funding for the Basic Education Assistance Model, BEAM. Secondly, the conditions of service for teachers and lecturers remain appalling with the sham government mulling measures of not paying teachers during holiday times. Thirdly, the so called government has failed to promote higher and tertiary education as more families are failing to send their children for further education due to financial constraints.

The policies remain retrogressive and do not inspire confidence into the economy thereby negatively affecting social services such as the education sector.

Not only that, the same government has failed to honor its election promise to provide 2.2 million jobs. Instead, more job losses are experienced daily as companies fold under the current liquidity crunch. The majority of the youth find themselves jobless while thousands are forced out of employment due to increased company closures.

In such a crisis, the youth are the main victims.

As we commemorate the Day of the African Child, the MDC Youth Assembly demands that the government acts towards creating a well governed, managed and administered education system that produces world class citizens.

In order for this to happen, the government must ensure that every Zimbabwean has access to a high quality education that will enable them to optimize the use of individual talent and make advancement in a competitive world. Both society and individual must benefit from public expenditure on education.

Therefore, we demand that the student loans and grants in universities and colleges be re-introduced. We further demand that the so called government honors its constitutional obligation to provide free basic education to children.

The MDC Youth Assembly categorically calls for the abandonment of the partisan, anti-investor and non consistent policies being pursued by the Zanu PF government like the ZimAsset and the Indigenisation policy.

All Zimbabwean youths want jobs and equal opportunities for them to realise their maximum potential as economic players. All the people of Zimbabwe want a functional economy that encourage individual and national growth, not cheap political sloganeering as excuse for economic blueprints.

In line with the above, the Assembly will be having commemorations in the following areas

Bulawayo - 14 June 2014 (Youth Arena, Mpopoma-Pelandaba Constituency)
Chitungwiza - 15 June 2014 (Seke, Unit A)
Harare - 16 June 2014 (Harare Gardens)
Midlands - 21 June 2014    (Midlands Hotel)

The youth remain the custodians of the present and guarantors of tomorrow.

I thank you

Clifford Hlatywayo
MDC Youth Assembly National Spokesperson

Together to end,building a youth with a difference.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Everyone is welcome to the Big Tent

The MDC Youth Assembly is ready to welcome any progressive young person who has seen the light and decides to join the Big tent. The Big Tent is open for every person who is committed to work with others for the realization of full and genuine upliftment of all.

The Newsday of Thursday, 5th of June published a story that ZANU PF youths in Manicaland are planning to join MDC T because they are fed up with ZANU PF’s election lies. They are most welcome to the Big Tent. Thank God they are now realizing that they were being abused by selfish individuals who were bent on self-enrichment at the expense of young people and the generality of the masses.  ZANU PF has a standing record of neglecting the people once they succeed in rigging the vote. Engagement processes are in place to talk to all progressive people who are willing to join the democratic movement in pursuit of real change.

These youth’s argument resonates directly with what the MDC YA has been calling for. The government of the day must play its constitutional and parental responsibility and meet its promises to the people at the same time abide by the supreme law of the day. ZANU PF promised 2.2 million jobs to the people, eleven months after the election more than 500 000 jobs have been lost and none created. 

ZANU PF is tried and tested in lying to the people since independence as a vote rigging strategy. It seems as if they are now caught red handed on their own backyard and the people are saying enough to this.

Some weeks ago we issued a statement that the Assembly shall lead peaceful demonstrations to demand jobs, this call is still alive. We are excited that other youths from ZANU PF has joined and hailed this call. The plight of the youth is a reality that should not be ignored and we are going to demand accountable leadership and fulfillment of all constitutional obligations for the government. 

We demand our JOBS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

For and on behalf of young people of Zimbabwe
Clifford Hlatywayo- National Youth Spokesperson

Together to end,building a youth with a difference.

MDCYA on the loss of worriors to Tanzania

The MDC Youth Assembly is greatly pertuped by the diverstating defeat of the Zimbabwe worriors by Tanzania today. This loss is a clear reflection of our national soccer administration. The soccer governing body, ZIFA, cannot function properly and professionally since it is being led by a corrupt, greedy and selfish charecters who also won the ZIFA elections under very suspicious circumstances.

ZIFA is failing to scout, nurture and develop talent like what used to happen during the era of Peter Ndlovu, Benjani Mwaruwaro, Benjamine Konjera, Alois Bunjira and others. It has destroyed the Under 17, 20 and 23 national teams which are critical for building a formidable senior national team.

Even if you hire a coach from Utopia or anywhere in the universe, he cannot do any miracles as long as ZIFA continues to be admistered like a beerhall. As young people and soccer lovers of this country we call for an urgent disbandment of ZIFA followed by a new democratic election of a new ZIFA board without looking at political affiliation.

Cashbert dube and the entire ZIFA board togerher with their technical staff should resign and concetrate on their failed zimaset. We are mobilizing zimasses against them and their god fathers. 

For and on behalf of young people of Zimbabwe

Clifford Hlatywayo
National Youth Spokesperson

Together to end,building a youth with a difference.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Africa Day Message-2014

The MDC T Youth Assembly joins the rest of the continent in celebrating Africa Day on the 25th of May.
It is worrying and disturbing that we celebrate this day in Zimbabwe in the wake of a plethora of challenges bedeviling our nation. The levels of unemployment in the country has reached alarming levels ,corruption has become the order of the day, and it  is clear that the party that claims to be in charge of running the affairs of this country has no clue on what to do. They are just but a bunch of failures that do not deserve a day longer in office.

It is sad tat what the forefathers of Africa stood for and sought to achieve by forming the Organisation of African Unity has all been eroded by a power hungry ,corrupt leadership that views brotherhood and sisterhood as standing against the people’s wishes and ill-treating the people they lead. There has been a  growing false brotherhood where African leaders have failed to castigate each other over serious abuses of citizen’s rights. Kwame Nkrumah, Julius Nyerere and other African luminaries didn’t waste their country’s resources and time to assist fellow liberation movements so that they would torture their own people , deny them employment opportunities, maim and kill dissenters or steal elections as has become the norm in many African states. Is it not a folly that there has been a deafening silence on the girls that have been abducted in Nigeria? It is wrong and UnAfrican that nothing has been done collectively to bring to an end to such a heinous act.

The African Continent is also reeling with a number of challenges that remain unsolved and that require every African to spare a thought for the serious problems we find ourselves in. Corruption remains endemic in our society, bad governance has become an eyesore .The recent abduction of innocent girls in Nigeria is a worrying development that calls for action from the part of African governments .We therefore urge African Governments to take the rescue of these girls as an important and immediate assignment that will not only cement oneness and unity amongst African brothers and sisters but that these innocent lives will also spared. The very spirit that saw this continent’s fore fathers join hands to fight a colonial and unjust system should be found in today’s leaders.

There are however positive and welcome developments in the African continent that calls for us to celebrate. Other progressive African states have seen the need to hold credible elections and there has been growth in a number of economies.

As Zimbabwean youth we pledge our commitment to work with all progressive fellow Africans for the realization of a truly independent continent where there is democracy and good governance , diversity of thinking and above all respect for the human rights and upliftrment of young people.

Going forward we shall be embarking on a crusade and campaign for Job, where all young people who looking for jobs are going into the streets demanding their jobs from the government.
Once again Happy Africa Day to all of us.

Together to end,building a youth with a difference.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

MDC Youth Assembly Dismisses Rebels Meeting

The MDC Youth Assembly distances itself and dismisses with the utmost contempt the claims made by a rebel group of individuals who decided to invite their friends for a so called “MDC National Council” meeting at a secluded place in the capital, away from the party offices and members.

The Youth Assembly was not represented at yesterday’s social gathering. Solomon Madzore was suspended by the Youth Assembly National Council and Promise Mkwananzi was dismissed from the Party.   
This move by these rebels come hardly two weeks after Mugabe’s utterances encouraging their rebellion which confirms the suspicion that their cause is a ZANU PF project bent on destabilising the people’s struggle for real change. These unfortunate individuals just decided to jump out of the real change ship and indeed they will sink into oblivion. They have dug their own shallow graves and are sinking into the political doldrums.

The core focus for the leader of the peoples’ party President Morgan Tsvangirai remains on fighting for genuine upliftment of all Zimbabweans. As young people we will make sure that Robert Mugabe delivers on his promises of 2.2 million jobs and broader service delivery to the citizens of Zimbabwe.

The MDC will deliver real change to the people under the wise and undisputed leadership of President Tsvangirai. Nothing will ever distract us from taking action now demanding for jobs, services, quality and accessible education, transparency and better living conditions for all. Mugabe might be busy brewing decoys, diversions and threats but we will not be distracted. We won’t take threats, we do not eat threats, and we will take action. He is busy fanning disruptive rebellion bent on confusing the masses.

We urge all Zimbabweans at home and abroad to remain steadfast and continue to demand what is rightfully theirs.

The people’s agenda remain top on the people’s project and will not be distracted by any misguided individual.

Long live MDC
Long live the people’s project

For and on behalf of the young people of Zimbabwe

Clifford Hlatywayo

National Youth Spokesperson

Together to end,building a youth with a difference.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Congratulations the youngest Dr

Cape Town, 24th April 2014

The MDC Youth Assembly would like to congratulate Dr. Tapiwa Shumba the Secretary for Information and Publicity for South Africa province, for graduating yesterday with a Doctor of Laws (LLD) from Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa. He is the Zimbabwe's youngest Dr of Laws at 28.

Dr. Shumba has once again graduated with first class degree. The focus of his study was on the functions of International Trade as a vehicle for economic growth and development and ultimately for the alleviation of poverty, against the background of the diversity of laws in the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

Dr. Shumba is graduating at a very unfortunate time in our country, when the government of the day is failing to create even a single job for its citizens. The country has not been able to tap or benefit from its own talents like what Dr Shumba possess due to the deliberate failure to develop and implement sound economic policies that attract investment and result in job creation. It is a tragedy of monumental proportions.

The MDC Deputy Secretary General and Acting Treasurer General, Dr Tapiwa Mashakada also graduated from the same university last year with a Doctor of Economics. He is the current President of the Stellenbosch Alumni.

The MDC will continue to push for the real upliftment of the general populace of Zimbabwe. The Youth Assembly will soon lead all the jobless countrywide in demonstrations demanding the 2.2 million jobs that Robert Mugabe's ZANU PF has voluntarily pledged during its 2013 campaign.

In the demand for jobs we will not tire.

Well done to Dr. Shumba you are an inspiration and you have done us proud.

For and on behalf of the young people of Zimbabwe

Clifford Hlatywayo
MDC Youth Assembly
Secretary for Information and Publicity

Together to end,building a youth with a difference.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

We will not be intimidated…. Aluta

The MDC Youth Assembly is greatly perturbed by the utterances and attitude of the leaders in the ZANU PF led government  who have resorted to intimidatory statements to the effect that all the jobless citizens of Zimbabwe who are prepared to get into the streets demanding their constitutionally given right are going to be crushed by a fist. This is unbelievable.

Isn’t it ironic that such statements were made on a day the country is supposed to be celebrating its liberation from a previous oppressive and tyrannical regime? The hard won independence is now being used as an instrument to harass and intimidate others, completely taking away their freedom to think and act on their desire within the confines of the law.

Why do leaders who claim that they were democratically elected exhibit such anger when they are reminded of their constitutional duty. Is it not trying to renege on their responsibility and promises? They are used to lying to the people. It is different now, we are tired of that.

Section 14 of the constitution clearly compels the State to ensure that appropriate and adequate measures are undertaken to create employment for all Zimbabweans, especially women and youths. Section 24 of the new charter among other things obligates the State to adopt reasonable policies and measures, to provide everyone with an opportunity to work in a freely chosen activity, in order to secure a decent living for themselves and their families.

Put simply, Robert Mugabe and his government must focus on creating jobs so that we the youth can have a chance at living decent lives. We are not asking too much, it’s an obligation that the government must own up to. Threats, intimidation and arrest are not going to put food on the table.

Demonstrating as a people is permissible in our country and no one is above the constitution who can override its provisions to its citizens. In fact the leaders of the country are obligated to have respect for the people of Zimbabwe, from whom the authority to govern is derived.

We are determined, we want our jobs now. No amount of threats will stop the jobless.

 For and on behalf of the young people of Zimbabwe

Clifford Hlatywayo

 MDC Youth Assembly National Spokesperson

Together to end,building a youth with a difference.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

ZANU PF has betrayed the liberation struggle

As Zimbabwe marks Independence Day on 18th of April, ordinary Zimbabweans have nothing to celebrate because ZANU PF cronies have hijacked and privatised national independence. The MDC Youth Assembly says NO to the privatisation of the people's freedom. Today ZANU PF has neglected the core values and purpose of wagging a liberation struggle. The few top echelons of ZANU PF have monopolized the country and its resources. The ordinary black people went to war to gain independence and freedom. This has been misinterpreted hence neglected.

The one man one vote agenda has been shelved and replaced by serious rigging. A myriad of unthinkable means has been used by ZANU PF to circumvent the will of the people and the so called sovereignty of this great land. These range from hiring foreign based organizations to rig the vote, for instance, the controversial NIKUV that was hired by ZANU PF to decide on internal issues of the country. This has not only aided in replacing the one man one vote that the people fought for but also seriously undermining the country's sovereignty.

ZANU PF employed violence and intimidation of highest magnitude against the people. It has gravely abused state institutions to attain their narrow interests. They have redefined national development to the retention of state power by any means rather than positive emancipation of the ordinary people. Independence has been privatized to mean looting of national cake by the few in ZANU PF.

The issue of land has been at the centre of the liberation struggle. What we have seen is only the top brass and some war veterans who were able to violently grab plots of land from white farmers benefited, the rest haven't. Those who fought the liberation genuinely will tell you today that the liberation was fought to make Zimbabwe a nation of equal opportunities in all spheres of life. People were fighting for economic justice, where every citizen can equally participate and benefit from the economic activities of the nation.

Fundamental freedoms have been fatally infringed by the state. 34 years after independence from the colonial rulers, its citizens are not independent and they live in extreme fear. July 31, 2013 saw the vote rigging of the century. Since then, the economy has been declining every minute. The stock exchange market capitalization of July 2013 was around $6, 8 billion, eight months down the line it is on $4.8 billion, a downfall of $2 billion. One wonders where we are heading as a nation when industries are continuing to close and subsequently people losing their livelihood every day, the promise for 2, 2 million jobs remains a pipedream for the youth.

The MDC is an answer to all maladmistration. People’s upliftment is at the center of MDC policies, where by growing the cake is the first priority rather than fighting for a very small one. Promotion of sound and sustainable investment to create the much needed jobs is paramount.
For and on behalf of the young people of Zimbabwe
National Youth Spokesperson

Clifford Hlatywayo

Together to end,building a youth with a difference.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Action to demand jobs inevitable

MDC Youth Assembly is set to stage nationwide demonstrations to demand for jobs. ZANU Pf in its July 2013 manifesto promised 2.2 million jobs to the people but the reverse is true. To date more than 400 000 jobs have been lost. This is gross human rights violation and the failure by the government to provide decent jobs for its citizens as enshrined by the new charter is a severe infringement of the constitution.

This has been necessitated by a Youth Assembly National Council resolution of 30 March 2014, which reads:
Realising that the ZANU PF illegitimate regime has failed to provide even a single job out of the 2.2 million jobs that they promised to the people, instead thousands have lost their jobs in the last eight
months, the Assembly resolved that the current government must leave office immediately and pave way for free and fare elections.

As young people of this beloved nation we are tired and our patience has warped. ZANU PF has been lying to us since 1980 about heaven on earth. This has to stop. The time has come to demand what rightfully belongs to us. It is an open secret that ZANU PF is tired and directionless. What they plan and do daily is to plunder and disgustingly ransack our national God given resources, this has to stop now.

The Assembly has taken heed of the nationwide call by President Morgan Tsvangirai to take corrective action against few people who want to enjoy the fruits of our nation while the majority is struggling to sustain a living. We are going to lead serious action demanding our jobs.

We have piles and piles of unemployment forms that were forwarded to our offices by young people who are in dire need of employment, which we cannot afford to ignore. This is the time to take over and reclaim our destiny as current and future leaders of this nation. To those who may think demanding for our jobs is a joke, they are lost and they will soon realize the seriousness of this national outcry.

We will not be intimidated or shaken by threats since we have two options i.e. to suffer or to take action now.

Enough is enough we want our jobs now.

For and on behalf of young people of Zimbabwe

National Youth Spokesperson

Clifford Hlatywayo

Together to end,building a youth with a difference.

Monday, 31 March 2014

Resolutions of the MDC Youth Assembly National Council of 30 March 2014

Harare, 31 March 2014

The MDC Youth Assembly National Council met at the party headquarters at Harvest House on Sunday the 30th of March 2014 to deliberate and proffer solutions to the crisis and challenges affecting the young people in Zimbabwe.

The Assembly re-affirmed its loyalty and support for the people’s leader, President Morgan Tsvangirai.

Recognising that the nation’s economy is in acute downfall and the current regime has no clue to rescue the situation, the Assembly fully and unequivocally endorsed President Tsvangirai’s 8-point plan to legitimacy as a credible and immediate arrangement to salvage the nation.

Realising that the ZANU PF illegitimate regime has failed to provide even a single job out of the 2.2 million jobs that they promised to the people, instead thousands have lost their jobs in the last eight months, the Assembly resolved that the current government must leave office immediately and pave way for free and fare elections.

The meeting resolved to continue focusing on the bigger national picture in the fight for real transformation as the country is faced with a serious cash crisis, corruption in all sectors of the economy, job losses and a fake empowerment programme.

The National Council recommended expulsion from the party of Promise Mkwananzi for various constitutional breaches, which include promoting factionalism, misappropriation of party funds, serious security breaches, misrepresentation of the Assembly’s resolutions and standing positions and putting the name of the party into disrepute, among others. The Council assigned his deputy, Netsai Samhembere, as the Acting Secretary General.

The National Council meeting expressed serious displeasure in the manner in which Solomon Madzore is discharging his duties as the Assembly leader and his non attendance of party programs and meetings; therefore it resolved that his matter be forwarded to the top leadership for further deliberation and action according to article 12 of the constitution.

Appreciating the genuine call to re-energise the base and to re-mobilise the youth constituency, the Youth Assembly National Council resolved that it will carryout revival forums and rallies countrywide.

Together to end,building a youth with a difference.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Mkwananzi’s utterances are personal

The Movement for Democratic Change Youth Assembly distances itself from the utterances by Mr Promise Mkwananzi. The views attributed to the Secretary General of the Assembly, Mr Mkwananzi remain his personal views and not of the Assembly and the party at large.

We wish to point out that the correct position of the Youth Assembly with regards to the issue of suspended Deputy Treasurer General Mr Elton Mangoma is reflected on the last Youth Assembly National Executive meeting held in February this year.
As an Assembly, we do not believe in name calling of our youth leadership and membership and in this regard we wish to point out that we do not agree or condone the behaviour of Mr Mkwananzi in calling fellow youth members, “ Rowdy, sycophants and thugs“, no matter the differences.
We wish to point out that the Secretary General has been communicated with to the effect that there is a clear way of channelling information to the public from the Assembly and that such responsibility lies in the office of the Spokesperson. It has also been communicated to him that he should desist from uttering unsubstantiated statements contrary to the views and standing resolutions of the Assembly and party in general no matter how different it might to his personal views and aspirations as we operate as a collective.
The Youth Assembly has also communicated to the Secretary General that we rather find his views as contrary to what was agreed to as an Assembly. The Assembly find it as an act of sabotage and indiscipline that he can go to a National Council and trample upon our resolutions as we made it clear that Mr Mangoma had to be suspended and undergo a disciplinary hearing. We expected the Secretary General as a representative of the Assembly to toe this line. We take great exception to the fact that the Secretary General can divulge party proceedings in the public domain and such an act is tantamount to security breach. We are no longer sure how much of such sensitive information the Secretary General churns out to people.
Appropriate decisions will be made at the appropriate time on the conduct of the Secretary General which we feel has been a violation of the Constitution.
We urge the public to disregard Mr Mkwananzi’s views. His views are not a reflection of the body of opinion within the youth assembly.
The Assembly will remain united and focused to achieve a more democratic, prosperous and united Zimbabwe.

Thank You,
Love live MDC Youth Assembly
Long Live President Morgan Tsvangirai
Long Live the People’s Project


Together to end,building a youth with a difference.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Mat South Youth Assembly Resolution

At it's meeting held on the 22/02/14  at MDC T Gwanda provincial office 

Noting the socio economic & political hardships facing the country,  especially the levels of poverty enduered by young pple in Mat South, the Assembly resolved that a solution of a new Zim is only attainable under the leadership of Dr M R Tsvangirai. 

We also noted that the calls for leadership renewal outside the party organs were not only tarnishing the name of Dr MT but putting the party into disrepute. As vanguard we call upon those wishing to contest any position to wait for such a time where we shall go again for an elective congress and stop undermining the authority of the elected  President.

While the Mat South youth assembly acknowledge that elections on the 31/07/13 were rigged we feel that the treasury sabotaged the campaign by under funding the whole process. By declaring himself a President, Mangoma must be investigated since the youth have a strong suspicion that he has channelled party funds to himself preparing his renewal debacle, hence sabotaging the elections. The youth also resolved that Mangoma  by continuing engaging with the press and trumped up charges to fellow leaders and therfor tarnishing the name of the party, the Mat South youth assembly  has therefore we recommend  that  the Deputy treasury General Mr Mangoma be suspended  for disciplinary committee to take action

As vanguards we also call upon provincial and districts members who  are in cahoots and are continuing engaging with rebels on party issues to stop it forthwith failure will result in disciplinary action against them.

As youth we have lost confidance in the leadership of Watchy Sibanda, we passed a vote of no confidance and there for call him to vacate the chairmanship position forthwith for failing to lead.
 1. Lack of accountability               
2)he has kept the Party's new Isuzu truck at his home from last year February upto date hence we give him seven days to surrender the vehicle to the prov office by 9/03/14
3) the chairman attended a clandestine meeting in Nyanga of which details were not disclosed to the province. 
4) The chairman has not called for a meeting for the past seven months. In Nov 2013 the Pres was penciled to come to our province the chairman never communicated,  therby subortaging the said visit
5)For promoting factionalism in the party.  5)Undermining the office of an elected official of congress.
6) For betrayal of the people who elected him

We remain confident & steadfast in the leadership of Dr M R Tsvangirai he will be our Presidential candidate for both 2016 congress & 2018 general elections 

May God Bless Mat South

Together to end,building a youth with a difference.

ZANU PF playing tricks on MDC internal issues.

The MDC Youth Assembly condemns both the arrest and detention of its National Executive Member James Chidhakwa on allegations of violence. Despite the fact that section 117 of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act makes bail an entitlement to every Zimbabwean citizen, the courts have decided to ignore it.

The magistrate claims that Chidhakwa is likely to interfere with witnesses of which he is not even aware who the witnesses are and above all he is innocent until proven otherwise by a competent court of law. In the state’s opposition of bail, the prosecutor sounds like leader Chidhakwa has committed the said offence, when in actual fact even the said complainant know what exactly transpired at Harvest House on that day. 

We demand that he be released on bail and if the state is serious let them prove it in court rather than have him serve before he is even heard.

The MDC Youth Assembly is opposed to the use of violence of any nature to solve problems but to make claims on every individual who is not on your side is equally unacceptable.

ZANUPF is taking advantage of these temporary disturbances within our party to destabilise our institution by arresting our members. These disturbances believed to be sponsored by ZANU PF will soon end amicably.

ZANUPF abuses state institutions to pursue their sinister agenda, we demand that the police be professional and the judiciary be impartial.

We however urge the youths in the Party to continue their solidarity with their leader, Chidhakwa until justice is done.

We also urge the rest of the young people to remain calm and ensure that tranquillity prevails. MDC under the leadership of President Morgan Tsvangirai is a solid people’s party that cannot be shaken or destroyed by people with shallow personal interests.  

Long live leader Chidhakwa
Long live the people’s struggle

MDC Youth Assembly Information Department.

Together to end,building a youth with a difference.