MTHWAKAZI INDEPENDENT: A blog for Matabeleland about all things that matter.
Advocate for a free and fair society where everyone has access to opportunity to be the best they can be.
As we seek achievement for ourselves, let’s not forget about progress and prosperity for our communities. Let’s broaden our ambitions to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.
Individual liberty is the core of human rights, it must be protected at whatever cost. Our people should be free, safe, secure and comfortable in their individual identity and beliefs; even more important, people must be free to disobey unjust laws whenever they encounter them.
The foundations of Matabeleland socio-political order have been shaken to destruction. We’ll not be despirited, we understand where we are from and know how much has been lost, we have a clear vision for the future. We’ll reassert civil order, individual liberties and human rights. Building a healthy nation is our goal; social democracy must be restored so stable political democracy can be built into our communities.
Prepare our children to safeguard the nation’s economic and political future, and to better achieve that, the education system must not only provide facts but instil in children analytical thinking so they will be able to be independent thinkers and high performers in their chosen careers. Every child must have access to the best possible learning technologies and best available educators.
Words of Wisdom:
Those who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.― Benjamin Franklin
When genocide is committed, it must be seen. People must look at it with open eyes, not minimise its impact.― Nadia Murad
“There are no extraordinary men…just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.”―William Halsey
Real change will come from real people actively participating in political activity, organised or not.
For democracy to work the electorate must be armed with knowledge hence the need to invest in education.
Our political space must be a true reflection of our values, and promote their local expansion and influence.