A doomed youth

EDITOR - ‘Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically, the cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins, we start to build up new little habitats, to have new little hopes. It is rather hard work: there is now no smooth road into the future. but we go round, or scramble over the obstacles. We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.’

This is more or less the Zimbabwean youth position: rabid unemployment, the HIV/AIDS scourge, poverty and criminality. The most common socio-political cliché (violence) is now synonymous with the youth.

Our government does not represent the youth in areas such as regional integration and local employment. Companies such as the Zimbabwe Power Company rely mainly on quasi-expatriate labour while neglecting the locals in Hwange and the Matabeleland region.

Zimbabwean youth should take a stand and call on the government to sincerely look into the issues of unemployment, HIV/AIDS and poverty in detail, but these issues take root in the abuse and outlawing of freedom in the country. It goes without saying that if a government abolishes freedom, the only freedom left is to abolish that government. The revolutionary clock is ticking. If the government does not expeditiously look into these issues then their collective days are numbered. – SAMSON ZWIDE NXUMALO, by e-mail

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