Zanu-PF Youth leader - Sikhosana (60) - refuses to go

Zanu-PF Youth leader - Sikhosana (60) - refuses to go
Published: 06 January 2012 (4442 Views)
PRESSURE is mounting on Zanu PF Youth League boss Absolom Sikhosana to resign and pave way for young blood ahead of make-or-break general elections the party is pushing for later this year.

The Zanu-PF youths (all) pledged their support for President Robert Mugabe, but said there was a need to revitalise the youth wing before elections, and to do so, Sikhosana, who is almost 60 years old, should resign from his post, the weekly Independent newspaper reported.

It is reported that Zanu-PF youth said Sikhosana should take advantage of other vacancies in the politburo and ask Mugabe to reassign him to another portfolio.

The youths said it was imperative that this happens for Zanu PF to have life after the next elections.

However, Sikhosana told the Independent yesterday that he would not step down saying only Mugabe, who appointed him, can remove him.

He said his job was to lead and give the youth wing direction.

Absolom Sikhosana -- who is almost 60 years old – has rejected as ‘gross indiscipline’ calls that he resigns to make way for a younger leader as the party looks to attract the youth vote ahead of crucial elections  this year.

The MDC formations' youth wings are led by Solomon Madzore (35) from Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s party, while the Welshman Ncube-led youths are led by Gideon Mandaza (29).

National youth leaders in the region are mainly in their early 30s. ANC's Julius Malema is 31, Basilio Muhate of Frelimo (Mozambique) 30, Sergio Luther of MPLA (Angola) 30, and Elijah Ngurare of Swapo (Namibia) is 38.


- Independent

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