Matabeleland interests will be better protected by federalism

The central and perhaps the most damaging feature of the Zimbabwean political system has been its centralised governance and an unhealthy affiliation with majority ethnic Shona social and cultural systems while actively and deliberately sidelining ethnic and/ or racial minorities. Zimbabwe needs to adopt a sincere system that is responsive to all ethnic and racial groups’ interests; significant transfer of real power to provinces and districts is imperative. Continue reading

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Say no to ethnic discrimination for Zimbabwe’s future

What Zimbabwean independence continues to teach us is that tribal politics earns votes but tribal governments fail. The current Zimbabwean political regime is a tribal, insensitive, divisive and monstrous regime, and I do not apologise for expressing that view, the regime meets and exceeds my criteria for such. If we are serious about equality in Zimbabwe, we need to start being honest about political deficiencies that threaten it. Continue reading

The unitary Zimbabwe – it cannot be business as usual

Racial and ethnic essentialism remain the basis for Zimbabwe’s socio-political morality and policy design.  This threatens the long-term rights of many minority groups. The Zimbabwean state challenge today is to invest in good policies to insure the country from a future of damaging internal political unrest. Continue reading

Violence cannot be the base for African peace

Violence is not a new phenomenon in the African socio-political scene; it has a long history of existence and the outcome has remained largely the same: more and not less violence, less and not more peace. The infatuation with violence is the real and worst enemy of African progress. Continue reading

Matabeleland should demand more from politics

Zimbabwe’s continued reliance on secret security agents and armed personnel to achieve internal national security objectives suggests a paranoid state in perpetual conflict with its own people. There is evident lack of interest in building and maintaining strong and sustainable democratic institutions and processes. Zimbabwe’s representative democracy remains limited to elections whose conduct and outcomes are often of limited credibility. Continue reading