TAKE TIME TO UNDERSTAND THOSE WHO YOU WANT TO LEAD

As argued in the previous article, there is a worrisome dislocation of the Mthwakazi movement from its main constituency, Matabeleland. For a successful transformation of Mthwakazi, organisations will need to transform themselves. We need to actively unmask the conditions leading to that disconnect, and that would require taking time to understand the population we want to lead. Continue reading

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A POLITICALLY PROACTIVE MTHWAKAZI IS EVERYONE’S DUTY

A progressive political space is one where everyone takes ownership of the political project at hand, and where no one is awaiting solutions, but everyone is creative and acts to turn dreams into reality. It is a space where people actively work to remove obstructions from their systems. Continue reading

DISTURBING INSENSITIVITY TO GUKURAHUNDI GENOCIDE

We are experiencing a sudden wave of palpable hostility towards Gukurahundi victims and anyone who dares stands up to injustice. Truth be told, disregard and insensitivity towards the Gukurahundi atrocities by some ethnic Shona people, I stress they are a minority, cannot sustain peace in Zimbabwe. Continue reading

CAN MATABELELAND LEARN ANYTHING FROM PRO-INDEPENDENCE CATALANS?

Zimbabwe is an environment of extreme tribalism, and tribalism makes more noise, normality does not sell. We want to turn the tide and make decency the norm in Mthwakazi’s fight for sovereignty. The outcome of the Catalonia 21-Dec-2017 election gives hope and further confirmation that armed intervention and violence (in general) is not the only intervention available to Mthwakazi. Continue reading

MTHWAKAZI POLICIES MUST COME FROM MTHWAKAZI RESIDENTS

All our systems and institutions must be designed on the back of Mthwakazi traditions, culture and needs. The right politics for us is one that allows us the freedom to be ourselves; our healthcare system, judiciary, education, the economical design and our political system must no longer be dictated to by the results of Mashonaland thinking, but the needs and wants of Mthwakazi citizens. Continue reading

MTHWAKAZI POLITICS: WHEN SILENCE IS NOT GOLDEN

There is no wisdom in inaction when the situation demands of you to act. While Mthwakazi accepts that silence has a sound and there is wisdom to it, we need to acknowledge too there are genuine cases when the voice of reason needs to be heard to deny space to unwarranted and dangerous political narrative. Continue reading

MTHWAKAZI GROUPS REQUIRE CREATIVE AND STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION

Mthwakazi stay put! Do not persist in the delusion of Zimbabwean political transformation no matter how satisfying and reassuring it maybe; do not be blinded by the false positivity of recent political events and lose focus of the fact that the leadership change, necessary as it was, was not instigated by the public for democratic aspirations, but a military coup whose primary objective was to stabilise ZANU PF; maintaining the ZANU PF hegemony is the goal, the country is secondary to the plan. In the scheme of things, Matabeleland interests are an afterthought. Continue reading