MASVINGO – Former Youth Forum Masvingo provincial chairperson, Godfrey Kurauone, (pictured) was last week, October 29, 2016, elected to the post of national chairperson.
Kurauone shrugged off competition from three other contestants to become the substantive chairperson of the Youth Forum in Zimbabwe during elections held in Harare.
He will serve for two years in that position until the next elections.
Kurauone says one of his primary objectives will be to campaign against police brutality and to improve voter education.
"We want to campaign against police brutality because the police is the arm that the government uses to violently supress people in a brutal manner.
"The congress people are agreeable that police brutality is a problem against young people's efforts to be involved in the politics of the country," Kurauone said.
He said he will work very hard to restore the vibrancy of the youth movement to the levels it enjoyed about ten years ago.
Young people, Kurauone said, needed to be taught the importance of self-sustenance as well as the need for them to be involved in the way the country is governed through participation in democratic processes like elections.
"It is imperative that we take up our issues with the police and tell them to stop brutalising the youth when they make their grievances known. Young people also have to be taught the importance of participation in elections," he said.
Kurauone rose through the ranks from being district chairperson for Masvingo to being the provincial chairperson, the position he held until his assumption of higher office at the last election.
Kurauone's activism started when he was a student leader at Masvingo Polytechnic. He is also the councillor for ward 4, Masvingo urban.news