Youth should take a leaf out of Mmusi’s morality

2015-06-04 06:00

Mmusi Maimane’s victory was much anticipated although contested in the Democratic Alliance, was celebrated as a milestone in South Africa politics but the triumph far outweighs political significance.

Analysts have applauded the victory as important to address the long-standing racial debates surrounding the DA and the South African society in general, but the story has more important impact on the African youth.

Maimane is a youthful leader who has won the hearts of many South Africans and clearly his election is a symbol of integrity, hardwork and confidence among the youths which our country needs today.

Whatever his fate in his political career he has achieved a lot in showing African youths belief in oneself.

This includes working hard, going for things you want to achieve in life.

Most importantly, he has demonstrated that politics are not only for the elderlys or the seniors in society, but also for the youth of today.

They youth can participate in politics and make a huge impact like he did.

Africa is suffering from a problem where its youths are not taking part in the affairs of the continent. The continent’s development, according to some analyst, has become stagnant. The continent needs more youths who take initiatives and participate in social, political, economic and the religious life of its people.

Youth participation can bring new blood, new vigour and new mindsets and ways of thinking in addressing the long standing problems that the continent is facing in the post-independence era.

His humble background is a similar story to many African youths, but he worked hard to be where is now.

This is proof that African youths must not give excuses that their upbringing has affected their future prospects.

His religious and moral background has helped him attain his present status.

Lack of morality among the youth is the main reason they don’t succeed in life.

Many of the youths end up behind bars, or worse, die young because of misguidance, but Maimane’s responsible natured has made him the success he is today.

Africa should advocate for social entrepreneurship. The aspiring entrepreneurs need role models to motivate them to work hard and realise that they can be what they want to be, like Maimane

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.