Multiple award- winning South African rapper, Refiloe Maele Phoolo, known professionally in the music industry as Cassper Nyovest has lamented the bad leadership that characterizes most African countries.
The rapper in a tweet on his verified twitter handle opined that the leadership of his country are too old with no ideas to implement for the betterment of the country.
He added that those with ideas that will solve the problems in the country are mostly the youth. Unfortunately, these young minds are not given the opportunity to hold leadership positions.
His tweet reads: ” The young minds have the solutions for the future but no power to implement any of the ideas. The old people have all the power but no solutions for the future. ”
Cassper Nyovest’ s comment comes at a time when the continent is really suffering from leadership crisis. There has been series of demonstrations and protests across the four cardinal points of the African continent.
Most of the leaders in many African countries have passed their retirement age and as is the natural law, the older a person becomes the less effective he or she is.
Fatigue begins to set in, memory loss, lack of the technical- know- how to tackle problems using modern technological tools and approaches are what characterize these old leaders.
The recent happenings in Nigeria where the youths are protesting against bad leadership and police brutalities is just a testimony of the youths disenchantment with the leadership of the country.
President Yoweri Museveni bulldozed his way to the presidency in the recent elections where former reggae artiste, Bobi Wine put up a spirited fight to replace Museveni in the presidential contest.
The old folks are not ready to give the chance to the youth to take up the mantle of leadership and can do anything to hang on to power for as long as they love.
It’ s estimated that about 70% of people in Africa are youths. Going by this statistics, it means the majority are being ruled by the minority who unfortunately are also old and are bereft of new ideas.