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Zhuwao rallies young people to take over

by Mandla Ndlovu
15 Oct 2019 at 08:46hrs | Views
Late President Robert Mugabe's grandson Jason has urged young people in Africa to take active role in African politics and retire the elderly who are currently at the helm of different political institutions.

Writing on microblogging site Twitter Zhuwao said, "A generational unanimity is possible in our lifetime for young African leaders. It is time that we take the helms of SADC, AU and restructure the African political structure that secludes us from framing our own destinies. Let us retire the old guards in every election possible."

The statement was not received well by one  Kudzai Mutisi accused Zhuwao of practising ageism, "Sell ideas, not these silly things you post. Let's hear your ideas, not your desires... What will you do differently from the "Old Guard"? This Generational hogwash doesn't help anyone... People buy ideas not the fantasies of ageism."

Zhuwao quickly responded saying, "You are reflecting a narrow point of view. Africa is the focus, and it is a generational concensus for political inclusion and of course to pen ideas and policies that work for our future. It is dysfunctional thinking to suggest that a bad example reflects for all."

Some users urged him to form a youthful political organisation while other questioned why he never voiced such statements during the time when President Robert Mugabe was at the helm of power.

"I will…rather contribute to the future frame structure of that party in which I belong to.

"If reference to the 'someone' is given to President Mugabe, well then, you should know that he was in process of transferring political and economic power to the hands of the young. Not immediately but certainly."

Zhuwao has come out in the open calling for exiled Saviou Kasukuwere to take over from President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Source - Byo24News