By Erasmus Mabhebhura:
MDC national youth assembly on Tuesday called all youth across the political divide to unite and take action against the current crisis of high unemployment, political legitimacy and the comatose health sector.
The call was made at a meeting held in ward 1 which is part of Harare South constituency, covering the slums of Hopley.
MDC youth assembly secretary-general Ostallos Siziba said the nature of crisis in Zimbabwe needed youths to unite for a common good.
“President Nelson Chamisa sent me here with a message following the meeting held at Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House which says all youth must unite. The nature of problems in Zimbabwe needs us to fight for ourselves. The current situation is unbearable. Doctors are on strike and being neglected,” he said.
“There are no medicines in hospital and infant mortality rate is increasing per every 1 000 women giving birth. Political leaders are saying we should not use the United States dollars, but in pharmacies they demand it. So, youths must think big and take action whether you are from Zanu PF or MDC,” he added.
Siziba also said that in the wake of economic stability and removal of political nihilism, youths and women must be the first to have access to employment. “Every youth deserve a decent job and a decent salary to provide for their families.”
Harare South councilor, Tatenda Katsarira told the youths that it was time for youths to stand for their rights. “Time will come when we will be required to go into streets demanding the provision of better service in hospitals, employment and water supply. That is our duty as youths.”