MDC Youths Issue Biti With Ultimatum
The Professor Welshman Ncube led MDC Bulawayo Youth Assembly also gave Finance Minister Tendai Biti up to month end to deposit the DIMAF fund to Central Africa Building Society (CABS) or they will make Bulawayo ungovernable.
“We therefore, Minister Biti, are giving you an ultimatum to disburse the money …to CABS by end of this month or else we will mobilize all the unemployed young people who are already agitated by now. We will toy-toy to your offices, we will besiege CABS and we will make this City come to a standstill until you sort out this mess,” the party’s secretary for Media and Information, Khumbulani Malinga told Radio VOP on Thursday.
“This tribal onslaught on this region is a reminder of the onslaught of our people during Gukurahundi genocide and the decade of marginalisation and under-development that the region went through.
“Minister Savior Kasukuwere’s partisan and tribal nature that has been evidenced by the disbursement of the youth fund leaves a lot to be desired. The unholy alliance between CABS and the Ministry of Youth to sabotage this process has irked young people in this region. The young people of Bulawayo will in no time fail to contain their frustration and we want to assure you that if this process is not re-looked at and the tribal regional imbalances reversed in the coming months, all hell will break loose and Bulawayo will be unmanageable,” said Malinga.
Malinga said the DIMAF disbursement had been politicized, frustrated and sabotaged when employment in Bulawayo continued to rise. He said the handful of companies that accessed DIMAF were in no way representative of Bulawayo.
He added that as they commemorate Day of the African Child, young people of Bulawayo were embroiled with unprecedented anger by the sadistic, narcissistic, and partisan and counter- revolutionary manner, in which the Ministry of Youth had projected it through the disbursement of the Ukondla Fund. Malinga said Matabeland youth were not benefitting from the fund.