Although a proud and keen respecter of Mthwakazi’s past and present-day traditional institutions and a subscriber in the notion that real Mthwakazi success should draw from local building blocks and not from duplicating other communities, I am a firm believer in retaining only institutions relevant to our communities and time. A monarchist, I am not! Continue reading
It is not lost to the Matabeleland constituency that Zimbabwe’s independence has been nothing but an ethnic Shona franchise that disproportionately benefits the ethnic Shona constituency. Zimbabwean politics is a ZANU PF tribal supremacist creation based on habitual and uninterrupted deception. Continue reading
The Mzilikazi Day has come and it seems not only gone but almost instantly blown away and out of many people’s minds! You know something is amiss when the major subject of the news after a celebratory occasion is not the occasion being celebrated but the guest list.
The Matabeleland socio-political world we see today is a living expression of how we have responded or not responded to situations presented to us by Zimbabwean politics; indeed, it is testimony of how we are using or have used the socio-political resources at our disposal. Continue reading
There is no question about Matabeleland past, it did happen; our concern is the authenticity of Matabeleland history that is now effectively a version of past events as decided and agreed upon in Harare. We have yet to write our own history because we are not in control of the systems that determine what constitutes history in Zimbabwe. Continue reading