What My State of the Nation Address (SONA) Would Have Sounded Like

Our Great Nation is in distress, the economy is shrinking, people are losing their jobs and livelihoods in-masse, we have seen FDI levels decline, our lenders have no faith in our habitual inconsistent policies, over 90% of our budget goes towards sustaining a bloated cabinet and civil service while we are not making an meaningful investments towards infrastructure and social services, corruption is rampant and we have lost faith in our justice system to curtail this evil. Fellow citizens our problems are many and we all know them. Therefore I propose the following measures

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Youth and The Bondage of an Unquestioned Tradition

The term ‘youth’, sometimes used interchangeably with ‘youths’, has been used within a wide and elusive range of meanings in Zimbabwean society. In the domestic and social realm, ‘the youth’ implies children. In political party doctrine, ‘youths’ are the confrontational and mobilising arm that has little role in decision-making platforms. In police and security terms ‘youths’ denote a collection of rowdy touts who are moved by indiscipline and violence; a population sector which the police have to confront with little remorse.

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