The Zimbabwean economy has been deteriorating in the past two years due to a number of factors including poor policies, dynamics in the global economic arena, and rampant corruption by government officials. Government authorities blame “economic saboteurs.”
The opposition party which blames the economic crisis on maladministration by the government led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa now urges young people to vote the incumbent government out of power. Said the party this Saturday:
Dear young Zimbabweans, Unemployment, a broken economy and a lack of opportunities have made life in Zimbabwe extremely difficult for the ordinary person. Zanu PF has failed to lead a great and rich nation. It is time to vote to change our fortunes.
We call on you to all register to vote for a strong economy, better opportunities, a functional public health system, modern infrastructure, affordable education, good security and access to basic services.
Zimbabwe needs new leaders who put the citizens first. Hope and collective action are our best bet in the fight to win Zimbabwe for change. We must not feel disillusioned.
The CCC also said young people have the power to decide the outcome of the next election as they constitute more than half of the eligible voting population.
There has always been the belief that the old people will likely vote for ZANU PF (due to the history they share) while the younger generations are likely to vote for the opposition (since life has been difficult for the good part of their lives).