The Forum 4 Service Delivery Youth ( F4SDY) want half of councillors in Metsimaholo in the Free State to be young people, the civic movement said on Tuesday.
“We believe this is the fundamental step in advancing youth empowerment in all sectors of South African society and giving a voice to the millions of young people who constitute a majority of the country’s population,” said Kgothatso Ramautswa, national youth convener.
“We as the F4SDY are uncompromising in our approach when we utter for young people to take over the leadership of South Africa and to form 50 percent of the Parliament of the republic.”
He said their organization comprised of a majority of young people who would contest the elections to govern the country and tackle the issues of service delivery upon millions of South Africans around the country.
“We as young people are not only the leaders of tomorrow, but also the partners of today. We are social actors of change and progress. We are a crucial segment of a nation’s development. Our contribution, therefore, is highly needed.”
Ramautswa said the vision of South Africa was in the hands of young people.
“We are filled with tremendous and towering ambitions. It will be a great wastage of human resources if we are not given an opportunity to exercise our talent. This beautiful land need us young people in order for our soil to become a brighter one.”
– African News Agency (ANA)