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


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