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.