THE Zimbabwe Youth Action Platform has given the Zanu PF youth league leadership a three day ultimatum to share a clear action plan strong enough to make the organisation visible again.
ZYAP executive, an affiliate of the league, said the previous executive led by Kudzai Chipanga during the days of former president Robert Mugabe was “on the ground” and “vibrant”.
“Since the appointment of this lazy cabal we haven’t held any meaningful programme,” said Tonderai Chidawa, the organisation’s president, this Friday.
“We have $12, 5 million (youth fund) which was launched last year but our cdes in the youth league are ignoring the money while most young people are in poverty.
“We hereby give a three day ultimatum to the whole top 10 to give us a clear road map. We hereby advise the youth league bosses to give more attention to Zanu PF work and stop concentrating on their social life and drinking expensive whiskeys.”
Chipanga was held in detention and also lost his position at the same time with Mugabe.
Other crimes the youth league bosses have allegedly committed, according to the aggrieved, include failure to defend president Emmerson Mnangagwa and failure to find time to listen to their constituency.
“They are not even vocal on social media and it is high time we start having a tete-a-tete with the electorate. We do not need to call mama but we are here to give you signal cdes. Please wake up and work for the party,” he said.
“We would like to remind members of the youth leagues that no one is irreplaceable in Zanu PF as shown by the events of November 2017…”
The organisation claims vice president Constantino Chiwenga has been busy fending off attacks on Mnangagwa’s behalf—a duty they believe could be done by the youth league.
Secretary general Tinashe Mashambo said the opposition party’s youths have taken over social media with the #generationalconsensus—something the ruling party youths have come to emulate.
“They are actually doing a good thing. This is what we are saying to the leadership, you guys should embrace such good things,” said Mashambo.