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For Eric Gono, 38, being elected to serve as the MP for Lobengula Magwegwe in Zimbabwe’s August 23 election was a dream come true.

“My journey to parliament commenced five years ago and was a long and protracted one. We were seriously mobilising and recruiting young people to participate in issues of national interest,” the long-time opposition activist and Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) MP tells the FM. “So we sold a solid hope to young people that if they participate, they would have proper representation and their voices are going to be heard at government level.” ..

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