Report by Nduduzo Tshuma
December 28, 2012 in NewsDay
Speaking at a developmental meeting at Nshaba Clinic in Tsholotsho, Mpofu said areas like Tsholotsho had a number of youths who had left the country because of hardships.
“We want to assist the youths in many ways, they want projects that would boost their livelihoods,” he said.
“This area has young people who have gone out of the country to seek employment because of hardships, but things are no longer good outside and many want to come back.
“Some have even died while there, but we want to assist those youths so that they can settle down.
“Some want to marry yet some want to get married and we want to assist these youths.”
Tsholotsho is one of the districts in Matabeleland with a huge number of youths who have left the country to seek employment in South Africa.
Mpofu said the behaviour of some of the leaders of his party made people shun Zanu PF.
“When you see people do bad things, it is because of us the leaders,” he said.
“You did not do anything wrong, the one who made a mistake is some of the leaders that after being selected turn against the people. “For those who were in Zanu PF and were frustrated out of the party by some leaders, do not blame the party, but those individuals.
“Some leaders after being elected to power, loot foodstuffs and even regalia for party members.”
Zanu PF and the MDC-T have made their intentions known that they will be targeting the youth and women votes in the next polls.