Steven Mndawe has not been able to get a full-time job since he finished high school 13 years ago. “Because of nepotism and cadre deployment, I didn’t stand a chance. We know that whenever government jobs are advertised, there’s already a list of preselected candidates who are politically connected. It’s a mere formality to advertise posts,” Mndawe said. So, the father of two children, aged three and two, gave up applying two years ago.