Man plans record harangue

Muzawazi, who was first in the records in 2003 when he spoke for 60 hours and in 2005 when he lectured for 88 hours, is to lecture on Democracy, the Desirability and Inevitability of the African Federalism and The Young People not the Future but the Present.

Youth Development and Employment Creation Minister, Ambrose Mutinhiri, and the Polish Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Jan Wielinski, are expected to attend the start of the lecture.

The lecture will be conducted at Belvedere Teachers College from 6pm and is expected to end five days later at 11pm. The world record holder for the longest speech of 98 hours is India’s 35 year old Annaiah Ramesh.

“I believe in youth participation and this is my own small way of doing it,” said the 22 year old Muzawazi.

He said the purpose of the lecture was to fundraise US$50 000 for the building of a library at the Mother of Peace opharnage in Mutoko.

“People can donate directly to the opharnage’s account which will soon be made public or via Internet,” said Muzawazi. Muzawazi will lecture continuously for the 125 hours only resting for 15 minutes after every eight hours.

He will be feeding on bananas and chocolates during the lecture. Some of the former holders of the record include Cuban President Fidel Castro when he presented a four-hour long speech at the United Nations General Assembly in 1960. ‘ New Ziana.

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