Mthwakazi civil society abdicating its political responsibility

Mthwakazi finds itself a region of Zimbabwe today because the ZAPU political elite unilaterally defined the needs and solutions for Mthwakazians. As is now apparent, ZAPU misdiagnosed the problem, lost the Mthwakazi roadmap and botched the treatment. For the renewed chance to rectify Mthwakazi’s political crisis the diagnosis of the problem has to be right, reliable, and precise and so should be the assessment tools and interventions. Continue reading

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AKE deserves a chance from Mthwakazians

Independence in African states has in principle and form quite effectively remained nothing but the freedom of slave owners. The political elite is free but the rest of the population remains enslaved. The 32 years of Zimbabwean independence provides important lessons for Mthwakazi citizens: politics left in the hands of politicians is socio-political power surrendered for generations. Continue reading

Wishing Mthwakazi a prosperous political existence in 2013

2013 has to be the year for the real growth of Mthwakazi nationalism; a healthy political debate within the Mthwakazi political space, in particular between the different nationalist movements, is paramount if the Mthwakazi nationalist movement is to be broadened, informed and resilient. Although there are overt ideological differences between Mthwakazi nationalist movements, there is little public scrutiny of policies; there seems to be an unwritten agreement between different groups to withhold critic of each other’s policies. The few open exchanges have often appeared motivated by the dislike, intolerance and disrespect of the source of the idea instead of the desire for the objective truth. Continue reading