Girl appointed presidential spokesperson at 22

By Nyasha Nhau

According to neurologists, a person in his or her early 20s should be paying attention to mental health and chasing their dream job, that is what differentiates them from teenagers who would be at a stage of brain development.

In the political history one of Zimbabwe’s opposition leaders become the first to appoint a person who is in her early 20s Everjoy Chidindi  as presidential spokesperson.

“We are proud that we have stayed true to our founding principles and continue to empower young women. She becomes the youngest presidential spokesperson in the world if not the first and is being mentored by our esteemed president Mambokadzi Linda Masarira (real name Linda Tsungirai Masarira),” said Labour Economists and Afrikan Democrats (LEAD) secretary for information and publicity, Rosline Ncube in a press statement.

Midlands State University’s Politics and Public Management student Chidindi became active in politics when she was 18. She told NTU News Zimbabwe that she is happy to excel in her dream through the opportunity that she was given under the leadership of Masarira president of LEAD.

She said “I honestly feel honoured to have such an opportunity for my career it’s quite a huge stepping stone and l am happy to have a role model to follow (Linda Masarira).”

Chidindi has a twin sister whom she said is studying a different programme at a different university.

“My twin sister Evelyn is studying psychology at Great Zimbabwe University and is too much into it.”

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