Zapu pledges 50% seats to youth in 2018 elections

DUMISO Dabengwa’s Zapu leadership has pledged to allow the party’s youth to contest at least 50% of its parliamentary and council seats in the upcoming general elections.

BY SILAS NKALA

Dumiso Dabengwa

Dumiso Dabengwa

Zapu deputy spokesperson, Iphithule Maphosa said the party’s national executive committee met in Bulawayo on Saturday and resolved to promote youth participation in the forthcoming polls in line with their leadership renewal policy.

“Zapu believes problems faced by today’s Zimbabwean youths are as a result of poor governance by (President Robert) Mugabe and Zanu PF, a government that has been an axis of exclusion in as far as youth are concerned,” he said.

“Therefore, the liberation movement believes involving the young generation in all processes from party to the national agenda is a critical component in finding solutions and addressing the problems.”

Maphosa said the youth should be given opportunities to occupy top party positions in order to address challenges faced by their peers, among them unemployment, disparities in opportunities-both for education, training and jobs, being used as merchants of violence and intimidation by greedy politicians during election time.

He said since their congress last year, they had taken huge steps towards promoting youth participation in internal and external political process, including drafting some of them into the party’s national executive committee.

Zapu has scaled up its 2018 election campaigns with several political campaign rallies lined up in most parts of the country.

7 Responses to Zapu pledges 50% seats to youth in 2018 elections

  1. Tajamuka July 17, 2017 at 8:40 am #

    Last time i went to school, 50% of nothing was nothing!

  2. Nokuda July 17, 2017 at 9:29 am #

    This is just a publicity stunt. Zapu has no supporters to talk about and hence will get zero seats at the next elections.

  3. jojo July 17, 2017 at 10:15 am #

    Mapera sawhira! Monkey tricks won’t help you!

  4. Uncle Real July 17, 2017 at 10:21 am #

    KKKKKKKK its either you go to Zapu as youth and stand a chance of being in that 50% slot or be dumm and stay in aged party and remain a toyi toyi kid well into your 40s

  5. MuYouthie July 17, 2017 at 3:59 pm #

    im actually shocked kuty Zapu still lives. Tjamuka wabaya chaipo ipo.

  6. MuYouthie July 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm #

    Ah Im actually shocked kuty Zapu still lives. Tajamuka wabaya chaipo ipo.

  7. Parliament July 17, 2017 at 9:36 pm #

    You write what ever you write ZAPU lives and will never die ViVA ZAPU babethi ayibulawe sikhona thina ayisoze ibulawe.

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