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.