International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Youth Unemployment and the Question of Insurgency: A Case of Zimbabwe
Mr Obediah Dodo

When Zimbabwe experienced its worst economic melt-down in its history between year 2000 and 2009, there was a massive human exodus for greener pastures especially South Africa, Botswana, Britain, Australia and New Zealand amongst others. The crisis affected all sectors of the economy and society including the youth. Resultantly, the youth also flocked out in search of survival and hope. During the process, they met political wisdom, reformation and enlightenment which they can now employ in search of their freedom. Precedence has already been set in South Africa by Julius Malema who has shown that the youth are also capable of effecting political change. It is therefore imperative that a critical analysis be made of the Zimbabwean youth who are in the Diaspora, ascertaining their propensity for insurgency recruitment and demand for political reformation in their favour. This paper looks at the Zimbabwean youth both in and outside of the borders, their problems and grievances and their potential for an unexpected political change in governance systems.

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