News:Acie Lumumba Urges Youth To Join Viva Zimbabwe. Says Street Protests Are Not The Answer

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Viva Zimbabwe leader Acie Lumumba has urged Zimbabwean youth to take political responsibility by joining his organisation. Lumumba says that dictators suffer the same fate and he gives examples such as Hitler, Mussolini, Gaddafi and Idi Amin who died violent deaths. In a video posted on his Facebook page he goes on to say that Morgan Tsvangirai and Joice Mujuru are not the answer to the youths' problems. He encourages the youth to run for political office in the next election.

He goes no to say that the youth are to blame for the current problems because they did not vote out the current government in the last election,

The youth virgin vote makes up 4.1 million votes versus 3 million from the last election. Only 9% of us voted in 2013. So whether you like to hear it or you don't, we did this to ourselves. I understand the skepticism about voter rigging, but can we at have that conversation when we are at least registered. Zanu-PF can rig an election where they have 30 or 40% of the vote but Nikuv can't help them when they have a 10% vote. Street protests are not going to stop the bond notes or create jobs for the graduates or change the culture in our government. Those bond notes are the last opportunity for Zanu-Pf to loot, the retirement package and the algebra is basic. You print 200 million, 4 million people are employed, they withdraw $50 and the 200 million is gone. What do you do next? You start printing some more, and once you start printing who is counting? The greatest pressure and protest we can apply as a generation is to vote for ourselves not against ourselves. To turn to each other not against each other. It begins with making sure your name is on the voters' roll. If you do not believe me let me take you through precedence. Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Greece went through revolutions recently. The youths protested, the government changed, the problems for the youth doubled, because after the protest always comes one thing, elections. And that game my friends is played by politicians. I'm asking you to join Viva Zimbabwe. This is the harder path I know, and I know it's not for everyone but there is someone who is hearing me, ready to lead in your constituency, in your ward, government department, diplomatic posting and contribute your ideas to a Zimbabwe that is fit for all who live in it. This is not about me, it never was. I'm not running for political office in the next election. I don't need to even lead Viva Zimbabwe. You can come and lead it instead.

You can watch the video below:

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