Youth lament family breakdown

HARARE - Eighty members of the MDC

National Youth Council from the party’s 12 provinces met recently and rejected the recent fee structure introduced by the Mugabe regime at tertiary colleges. The council resolved to mobilise millions of students and youths to resist the move and deplored the constant harassment and arrests of innocent students for claiming their rights to demonstrate and express revulsion at the deteriorating quality of academic life at colleges and tertiary institutions.
Thamsanqa Mahlangu, deputy chairperson of the party’s National Youth Assembly

called for the urgent release of arrested student leaders and a total revamp of the conditions at their colleges, pursuant to the universal and generic right to academic freedom.

He said the council was also concerned at the high level of unemployment, the run-away HIV/Aids pandemic and food insecurity in the country.

“We note the regime’s attack on the sanctity of the family as a cohesive unit and the consequent contagion to the community and the nation,” he said.

The youths also resolved to call on the forthcoming MDC (anti-Senate) Congress to adopt a solid road map to Zimbabwe’s legitimacy through a people-driven constitution and an all-inclusive political process leading to a new Zimbabwe. – Own correspondent

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