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Harare, Zimbabwe
Harare, Zimbabwe

Zim youth warned to beware of election promises

Published on : 7 January 2013 - 12:11pm | By RNW Africa Desk (Photo: AFP)
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Youth groups planning their programmes for 2013 have warned young Zimbabweans to be aware of political opportunists out to use them for temporary gain, as the country gets closer to elections.

By Tererai Karimakwenda as published by our top partner allAfrica

The groups say political parties in the unity government have recognized the importance of young Zimbabweans under 25 in the next poll, and this makes them vulnerable and a target for false promises.
The warning came from Sydney Chisi, executive director of Youth Initiative for Development in Zimbabwe (YIDEZ), and coordinator Vincent Tafirenyika from the umbrella National Association of Youth Organisations (NAYO).

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Speaking on SW Radio Africa’s Beyond Protest programme, Chisi said many young people are getting involved in political activities because they are being offered short-term rewards, but they are not part of the national debate on real issues which affect their daily lives.

“Young people are keen on a quick buck, a quick fix. Many joined Zanu-PF not necessarily to vote for Zanu-PF, but to milk the benefits that come with it. We want to usher in a new system and leadership that responds to the real needs of young people,” Chisi explained.

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