Pro-Mthwakazi needs to build political capital

Introduction The greatest challenge for Mthwakazi political groups is to raise the standards of political capital in the region.  Political capital will be required to get things done. But that will require a comprehensive investment in building a solid foundation of social capital. Building a large following is important, but it will take greater care [...]

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Building Mthwakazi political excellency

Success comes from the inside out. It shall take an intensive re-education programme to transform Mthwakazi; we will need to be once again comfortable with difference as did successive Kings of Mthwakazi, Mzilikazi and Lobengula. We will need to sever ties with the Zimbabwean politics of patronage – a vindictive system which has given birth [...]

Mashonaland, and not Matabeleland, has to change attitude

It is disconcerting and disgusting to hear ‘independent’ political analysts trying to apportion blame to Matabeleland people for the tribal disharmony in Zimbabwe. These groups or individuals seek political relevance through a failed attempt to mask actions of a clearly tribalist and offensive political system created by ZANU tribalists and backed by most in Mashonaland. [...]

The cost of a rogue state managing chaotic demonstrations

If we cannot question how on 14 January 2019 a protester against fuel price hikes of 130% returned home with food groceries and other basic commodities, and if we cannot challenge how professional security personnel assigned to restore and maintain order from a demonstration that had gone out of hand ended up raping young school [...]

Mthwakazi mind who you align yourself with

The company you keep determines how the world views you. If we keep company of thugs, we will be seen as social misfits. Collaboration of convenience can be costly in real terms if questionable characters are taken aboard; it leaves your credibility and reputation in tatters. Choose alliances wisely or you will be condemned for [...]

Pro-Mthwakazi politics won’t fly on the back of ineffective communication

Now that we have arrived at our belief of a successful pro-Mthwakazi movement not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what we find attractive, it is time to face up to the uncomfortable objective conclusion that there is some movement, but not enough to qualify for progress. While courageous decisions have [...]

Mthwakazi divided is Mthwakazi fallen

External enemies only become a significant risk when enemies within are allowed free reign, when chaos rules and internal security systems slacken, when main gates are left unlocked, doors and windows left unsecured as occupants fight over whose responsibility it is to secure the palace. Quite frankly, we cannot fight for the rights of Mthwakazi [...]