By Bruce Chahwanda
AFRICAN youths have been challenged to be masters of the continent’s destiny through working together in rejecting democracy prescribed by the West.
This was the rallying call at the Burundi ruling party Youth League Day which was attended by members of the ZANU PF Youth League.
The revolutionary Zanu PF party was represented in Burundi for that country’s Youth League Day where issues relating to democracy came under the spotlight.
Zanu PF Acting Deputy Secretary for Youth Affairs Cde Tendai Chirau led the delegation to the conference and emphasised the need for African countries to work together for the benefit of the continent.
It also emerged that political parties must harness grown solutions.
“We came here to learn and share notes with each other. We are happy to be part of this conference representing the people’s party, Zanu PF, and we are aware that those who colonised us always say bad things about us,” said Tendai Chirau-ZANU PF Acting Deputy Secretary for Youth Affairs.
“The most important thing is that former colonisers cannot teach us democracy, we are own liberators, they have their level of democracy. We are happy that we are masters of our destiny. As young people, we must work together for the development of the continent. Let’s us be united,” he said.
The youth league had an opportunity to meet the President of the Republic of Burundi and leader of the ruling CNDD – FDD Party, His Excellency, President Évariste Ndayishimiye.
They also toured various historical sites in Burundi to appreciate the country’s history and culture.