A constitution that does not serve Zimbabwe's future generations

A constitution that does not serve Zimbabwe's future generations
Published: 18 January 2012 (1591 Views)
I was shocked and embarrassed to learn from the report produced by Zimbabwe Peace Project, Zimbabwe Election Support Network and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, that only 21% of  Zimbabwe’s youth attended the Constitutional Parliamentary outreach programmes and yet this piece of paper has a bearing more on their future rather than their political leaders.

Yet, these same young people who show no interest in their long term futures are quick to be used as thugs for 30 pieces of silver.  What is even worse is that in Manicaland province, ZANU PF party youth were used to monitor proceedings and vet participants at outreach venues, where participants were forced to declare their party positions.

In 10 years time, when most of the despots are gone six feet under, these youths will realise that they have been used and dumped like condoms.

To my fellow youths whose lives will be molded by the constitution I ask how can we complain when we were too lazy to participate in issues that have such a huge bearing on us tomorrow?

The referendum is coming and I can see the same youths being used to suit the needs of those who don’t give a damn about us.

What legacy will we hand to our children?

Shame on us 

- sokwanele

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