Annually, Zimbabweans take time to pay homage to the selfless sacrifices made by our liberation war heroes in the fight against colonialism and white minority rule. In this podcast Organizing for Zimbabwe Trust managed to speak to two young activists on how important the Heroes Day commemorations are to the current youth generation.
The Zimbabwean political landscape has previously deprived young people the chance to participate in electoral processes. Cases of political violence, manipulation and patronage politics characterize the current Zimbabwean political environment.
Elections are important in enhancing democracy in any nation as they allow ordinary citizens, especially young people to participate in determining how they should be governed. In Zimbabwe, however, participation of young people in elections has been grossly affected by apathy, political leadership’s insincerity, violence and electoral irregularities. Young people always feel cheated each time an election comes and goes, as the incumbent government fails to fulfill its electoral promises…
Poverty, unemployment, poor service delivery among other social problems are what the electorate has to juggle with every day.
Living in an environment that is not creating new jobs; young people within various Zimbabwean suburbs have found alternative ways to sustain their livelihoods.
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