Youths in Mashonaland East have hailed President Robert Mugabe for his commitment towards youth empowerment which has endeared himself to the young generation.

They came from all corners of Mashonaland East Province, from Mudzi to Chikomba and Uzumba Marimba Pfungwe (UMP) to Wedza for an interface with their iconic leader and they left a happy lot.

To those who wondered why President Mugabe has endeared himself to the young generation they should have been at Rudhaka Stadium where the veteran nationalist and champion of black empowerment delivered one of his most powerful speeches which brought hope to the thousands of youths who attended the meeting.

Zimbabwe Youth Development Trust director, Aaron Mpandawana said President Mugabe is a champion of black economic empowerment and commended his speech which he said gives hope to millions of youths in the country.

Mashonaland East Youth League member, Tino Machakaire said President Mugabe has endeared himself to the youths because of his empowerment policies.

The nationwide Presidential youth interface meetings are expected to continue this month with the next port of call being in Manicaland Province on the 16th of this month.