Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai has declared 2017 the Year of the People’s Power and has called on the youths to fully participate in the country’s politics as their future is under threat from the leaders of today.
He said this in his Christmas message today borrowing from an old Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front theme “Igore remasimba evanhu”.
“Next year, we have to show massive people traction in whatever we do as a party and that we are christening 2017, The Year of the People’s Power. Indeed, igore remasimba evanhu,” he said.
“I wish to conclude by urging to the youth of this country to fully participate in the politics of their country. It is no use being lied to everyday that you are the leaders of tomorrow when tomorrow is under serious threat from the leaders of today.
“We run the risk of raising a lost generation—a generation that wants jobs but that is scared to demand them. Remember this government promised to create 2.2 million jobs but has created 2.2 million struggling vendors instead.”
Tsvangirai urged the youths to take part in the affairs of their country by registering to vote and determining their own future.
“This is the time when we expect dancehall musicians to create new lyrics that urge the youth to register and vote. To the young generation, I say you can only deal with your dire poverty if you register to vote this government out of office in 2018,” he said.
“You must chat and tweet your way into a new Zimbabwe in a big way by urging each other to register to vote in your millions.”
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