bb munya 18.10.10.jpgYoung Zimbabweans who have done outstanding works are set to be honoured by the Zimbabwe Youth Council in recognition of their excellence.

 

The young people who are set to be honoured include Errol Muzawazi who entered the Guinness Book of Records on two occasions, the diamond boy Munyaradzi Chidzonga and karate sensation Sensei Samson Muripo who became the first Karate World Champion from Zimbabwe among others.

 

Addressing a media briefing that was meant to honour Errol Muzawazi for his recent world record breaking achievement to become the first black man to ever cross the African continent driving from Morocco to Cape Town, the Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment, Cde Savior Kasukuwere said the nation should give due recognition to citizens who have achieved greatness.

 

“Its time to celebrate our own people. This young man has just proved to the world that we can go miles…It has always been the case that foreigners do such trips while Africans fail to travel in their own country,” said Cde Kasukuwere.

 

Errol Muzawazi said his journey has been an eye opener and called for the revival of basic principles of Pan Africanism in a bid to address what he termed economic slavery in the continent.

 

muzawazi errol.jpg“We need to revive the dreams of the likes of Kwame Nkrumah that were focused on basic Pan Africanism… I have discovered that though African states have political independence, there is a problem of economic independence. We are still lagging behind in that aspect,”said Muzawazi.

 

Muzavazi’s recent exploits saw him travelling from Morocco to Cape Town by road crossing 17 countries over a period of six months covering 24 000 kilometers.

 

In doing so he became the first black man to ever cross the African continent by road.

 

In 2003 at the age of 19, Muzavazi became the first Zimbabwean to enter the Guinness Book of Records for delivering the world’s longest lecture that lasted 62 hours and 30 minutes repeating the feat three times more.

 

To date he retains the world record.