Africa this week, and coincidentally on the same day witnessed two important episodes, the harmonised elections in Kenya, as well as the vote of no confidence motion on South African President Jacob Zuma. Both incidences are of importance given the history of these two countries, the latter being always referred to as the hallmark of democracy in Africa. Kenya’s elections have been on the spotlight for the past years, with political and ethnic violence being the order of the day.
Last was eventful, from the passing on of the constitutional amendment bill by parliament, Dr. Grace Mugabe’s ranting that President Mugabe should appoint a successor, and finally the most shocking one, President Mugabe contemplating appointing a third Vice President, to an already bloated cabinet and ailing economy. Ordinary Zimbabwean took to social media to register their concerns on these new developments.
With economic challenges haunting young Zimbabweans, the creation of sustainable employment opportunities in Zimbabwe is still far from being a reality. It is from the background that the political elite, Zanu PF in particular have not met its obligation and promise to develop the nation and create employment for youth who constitute approximately 67.7% of the total population remains an employable force in Zimbabwe.
Historically, change was brought by more energetic, focused and determined youth. With Hitler leading German into a formidable force in the penning of world history, Thomas Sankara at the age of thirty three also shook Africa and seized power in a popularly-supported coup in 1983. It was these young world leaders who have stood courageously to challenge the status quo in bringing about the change that the majority aspire.
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