MTHWAKAZI: HOW TO SEARCH FOR THE APPROPRIATE VOTER

20 Feb 2018 § Leave a comment

We are not the pioneers of the Mthwakazi empowerment agenda; it is a generational effort, all we need to ensure is that we bear our responsibilities seriously and that the agenda is undone not by our generation. Our mandate is to pick up the button from our forebearers; the ambitions for the restoration, reinvigorating and empowerment of Mthwakazi date back to the very second the territory was lost to the white men in the late 19th Century. « Read the rest of this entry »

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HOW TO RUN AN EFFECTIVE POLITICAL CAMPAIGN

17 Feb 2018 § Leave a comment

As the Zimbabwean election season approaches, we once again contemplate Mthwakazi’s status, and we focus on the pro-Mthwakazi political environment. What is happening within this space or to be precise, what needs to happen? We seek to inform the campaign strategy of our political groups, particularly those that have expressed their intent to participate in the upcoming elections. « Read the rest of this entry »

MTHWAKAZI ON REPRESENTATIVE AND DIRECT DEMOCRACY

30 Jan 2018 § Leave a comment

Secrecy ought not be the foundation of our standard political system; a culture of secrecy is a weapon for conspiracy and saves as an invaluable shield for politicians and the elite from public scrutiny; secrecy stands in direct conflict with our democratic aspirations that demand openness. « Read the rest of this entry »

TAKE TIME TO UNDERSTAND THOSE WHO YOU WANT TO LEAD

18 Jan 2018 § Leave a comment

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. « Read the rest of this entry »

A POLITICALLY PROACTIVE MTHWAKAZI IS EVERYONE’S DUTY

13 Jan 2018 § Leave a comment

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. « Read the rest of this entry »

DISTURBING INSENSITIVITY TO GUKURAHUNDI GENOCIDE

6 Jan 2018 § Leave a comment

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. « Read the rest of this entry »

CAN MATABELELAND LEARN ANYTHING FROM PRO-INDEPENDENCE CATALANS?

24 Dec 2017 § Leave a comment

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. « Read the rest of this entry »