By Mario Wuragu Moyo
21 April 2017 – IN MY quest to bring the change that I want in Zimbabwe I am now actively involved in political activities in recruiting and mobilizing.
The journey has been frustrating and exciting at the same time but today I will focus on the positive.
I’m glad to have met one Thulani Ndebele from Shurugwi North.
I have held several conversations with this young politician and he is one rare breed of politicians that are hard to come by.
I remember one day we spent hours at the park near Union building in Pretoria talking nothing but politics. What I picked up from that conversation is that not only does Thulani believe in leadership which is not corrupt but he strongly believe that political leaders must be knowledgeable in leadership skills so that they are empowered to understand their roles and duties in society. This is not surprising coming from a holder of several certificates in leadership.
One of the challenges Zimbabwe faces is that of career politicians. I have engaged a number of young Zimbabweans here in South Africa and in our discussions most agree that the type of politicians we want in 2018 are those who understand that politics is a short term duty and for any country to succeed there is need for leadership renewal. Thulani is one such a leader who believe serving one term or a maximum of two five-year year terms is enough.
Thulani has worked so hard using his own resources to mobilize for National People’s Party in Pretoria and when you sit down with him and ask him why he is doing this, you realize that in him you have a political servant who is willing to serve the citizens of Zimbabwe. He has good listening qualities and is action oriented.
I remember him organising journalists within a short space of time to cover the ZimPF rally held in my ward of Mamelodi, Pretoria East last year.
What surprised me was that Thulani never took personal credit for that success .That is leadership! !The ability to share success and failure with the team.
Thulani is aspiring to contest as an MP for Shurugwi North in 2018 and he is one individual that has a plan of action on hand and will definitely bring a new dimension to the political landscape of Zimbabwe. A founder member and Director of Zimsa technology Thulani believes in empowerment of the previously disadvantaged Zimbabweans and one of the things he aims to do when elected in 2018 is to hold the excutive arm of government accountable to implementantion of good policies that allow indigenous Zimbabweans to become enterprenuers. Thulani is a humble leader who is willing to listen to citizens and bring them change that they so much derserve.
One aspect that lacks in our current leadership is moral uprighteous. Thulani told me he is currently studying BA Arts in Theology in order to be a complete leader who understands the word of God because he believes leaders who fear the Lord do not harm the citizens. To me that is leadership. The ability to fear doing anything against humanity.
As Zimbabweans register to vote in 2018,it is of paramount importance that they choose wisely leaders to represent them for the next five years from 2018.
The time to choose leaders based on slogans is over.What Zimbabwe need in 2018 is leaders who can do something tangible for the community.
Together we can bring the change that we want in 2018.
Vote for new breed of leadership.
Mario Wuragu is a Zimbabwean political activist based in South Africa, you can contact him directly on firstname.lastname@example.org OR Facebook Mario Wuragu and on Twitter @MarioWuragu and on Whatsapp 0814351422 or call him on 0764122867
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