Condemning corruption Matabeleland’s duty

See nothing, hear nothing, say nothing!

See no evil, hear no evil, say nothing!

Condemnation of corruption has to be one of Matabeleland’s central objectives if we are to see real progress. Corruption undermines all systems and processes; it compromises confidence in the functioning of any society and Matabeleland is no exception. It is a scourge that is fast turning out to be the biggest betrayal of our nation. Continue reading

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Innovation essential in Matabeleland socio-politics

The long-term survival of Matabeleland is dependent on our ability to challenge the arrogance within our own politics; the arrogance which has led us into thinking yesteryear politics is enough to set us free. We need to embrace a culture of political innovation for the region to change. We cannot expect to find Matabeleland’s true voice while we retain the Zimbabwean political system, a system whose highest office of authority systematically endorses laws that predetermine a position of inferiority for Matabeleland people as typified by the second vice president post, quite frankly a deputy vice president post, reserved for the region. Continue reading

Matabeleland has to refocus on vocational education

The focus of Zimbabwean educational policies at independence in 1980 was, quite understandably, to address the pre-independence racial inequalities within the system and rid it of the racialized two-tier system that deliberately restricted academic education mainly to white students while controlling provision and consigning the majority of black students to the inferior practical subjects such as agriculture, carpentry among other ‘blue collar’ jobs aligned subjects. Continue reading

Excuses will not build Matabeleland

If there is one thing that Matabeleland should by now have learnt from Zimbabwean independence and its politics, it is that life has no compassion towards victims. Attempting to build Matabeleland from a platform of victimhood is a guaranteed way of setting ourselves for failure. Victimhood is only a refuge of cowards. Matabeleland has a choice as a nation, either make excuses or take control but we cannot have both. We can either continue scattering blame around for every failure to date or take full responsibility and take control of our destiny. Continue reading

Point of correction: Highlanders isn’t a national but a community football team

I am not upset about the deliberate and calculated distortions of Emmet Ndlovu’s (Highlanders’ Secretary-General) interview in South Africa by some sections of the Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe-interested media; I am upset that from today I question my trust of some individuals whom I had developed a certain level of respect and will from now on not believe them again. Continue reading