The Platform for Youth Development (PYD) has congratulated Wendall Parson for winning the Big Brother Amplified reality show describing his triumph as a victory for all young people in Zimbabwe.
The 24-year-old pilot walked away with the coveted $200 000 prize at the reality show.
“His success is a victory for all young people in Zimbabwe who have for long been waiting for the accolade to come home,” noted PYD director Claris Madhuku in a statement.
“He is a beacon of hope for all the young people in Zimbabwe who did not believe in endurance.”
The youth organisation said it had always encouraged young Zimbabweans to vote in their numbers for Wendall as they believed that he stood a great chance to win.
“We have been involved in mobilising our members and young people in general to vote for Wendall as we identified ourselves with him because of his moderate temper and behaviour which was a good representation of the Zimbabwean youths.”
The organisation said Wendall’s victory should also play a role in uplifting young people’s hope and faith for a bright future in Zimbabwe.
“Wendall’s victory in a tightly contested reality show should also go a long way in encouraging young people to face any challenge head on no matter how gigantic or thorny the contest might appear to be.
“Young people should have courage and behave themselves if they are to one day excel like Wendall. We challenge young people in the country to emulate Wendall’s success and fight hard to lift high the Zimbabwean flag in everything they do. Zimbabwe yearns for such courageous and solid countrymen like Wendall who rise above challenges to put the country on the map.”