Youth Day disillusionment

2017-06-21 06:00

AS a young person I am disillusioned and disappointed in Umvoti Municipality when they hosted such a frivolous concert on 16 June.
Thousands of taxpayers’ money was wasted while many of our young people are engulfed with social problems such as drugs, alcohol, unemployment, teenage pregnancy, and more.
What exactly was being celebrated on the day when every day young people go to sleep on an empty stomach?
Young people are much criticised for excessive use of drugs and alcohol, but the reality is that we are not given opportunities to showcase our talent.
I can assure you that not even a single youth group was given an opportunity to perform that day. As young people we are vigorous and active and want to be given opportunities to enhance our skills in sport and art.
This is absolutely not the ANC we voted for in 2014.
What we see now in Umvoti are the ANC leaders living a lavish lifestyle and wearing conspicuous brands of expensive clothing while the majority are suffering.
It is only a matter of time before we see our youth very frustrated with the shenanigans and senior leadership  that neglect their duty to the youth.

I call on all young people to be conscious in order for us to be a better society.

Thobani Mshibe

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