|Philani H. Dhlamini|
African Youth Activist
Today we are the majority and today must be the day we rule! There can be no avoiding us, we are all this continent has to survive on. Can you not see, how the youth have already inherited the responsibility of carrying Africa forward? Now, whether you even see it or not, whether you support it or not, the new reality is that Africa now belongs to it's youth. This young and colourful generation that holds the heart and meaning of African existence now intends to take leadership and ownership of Africa. The time calls for African Youth to confidently, deliberately and, if necessary, by force cause society to conform to their demands!
Elderly generations cannot lead younger generations: an older person only knows to control and discipline younger persons just like a teacher does with a classroom of children. The youth must be led by fellow young comrades whom they admire and respect by choice. Anyone who denies this arrangement will not be tolerated by a society dominated by young Africans, those who are wise will adapt to new circumstances and offer themselves as mentors and advisers. Indeed the older generations that cling to leadership shall be eclipsed by the will of the African Youth - We are here, We have the numbers and We will take charge!
Those who are age 40 and below is what Africa calls it's youth. I have seen these people, I have spoken to them and I have read their will. I have witnessed a collection of very capable people, and some rather spectacular individuals. I have even seen those who will lead in the very near future! I share their passion, I feel just what they feel - shut out from a home that was built for me!
We are the African Youth! We want our fair share of this cake they call Africa!
We are the African Youth! This continent now belongs to us! We are not destined for the future - Our time is now!
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