Matabeleland critics should show political creativity

To date, the Zimbabwean regime has successfully kept the Mthwakazi nation passive by limiting the spectrum of acceptable opinion and tightly controlling the level of debate within the political space. While the rejuvenation of the nationalist agenda and critique of such local greats as Dr Joshua Nkomo are a welcome development in the 21st Century Matabeleland socio-political environment, the current standard and focus of debate lacks conviction. Continue reading

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Mthwakazi politics should be built on principles

The politics of Matabeleland needs to shift from a position that sees us continually making apologies for Harare’s impact in Matabeleland to one seeking solutions to problems for which Harare is central. Our aim should be the preservation of our dignity now and for generations to come; that calls for a disciplined stance on matters of principle irrespective of what the majority think and say. Continue reading

Matabeleland’s ‘collapsing education infrastructure’

The state of Champongo Primary School in Lusulu area in Binga  is distressing but surprising it is not. Matabeleland has known for years now of the deteriorating infrastructure and dwindling school attendances coupled with equally deteriorating academic performances. It is a scenario that we can no longer wish away. Continue reading

Time for a Matabeleland political transition

When in allocation of roles only the most worthy and not the best connected are elected is the day Zimbabwean politics will earn many’s respect. It is shameful that Zimbabwean politics of over three decades still bases human value on ethnicity among other bigotry. It is a political regime that makes a mockery of Matabeleland and a politics that Matabeleland should find easy to resist. Continue reading