Of what benefit is voting? Matabeleland ponders

31 Jan 2016 § Leave a comment

Voting is not by itself a mark of democracy, it is the counting process that sets apart real democracy and going through the motion. Zimbabwe has not shown an interest in extending democracy to the vote counting process; its democracy only places emphasis on the moment the voter enters the voting booth and nothing else about the electoral process.Elections « Read the rest of this entry »


The African independence illusion

16 Jan 2016 § Leave a comment

I seek not to embed victimhood into Matabeleland’s political model but merely state the obvious; Matabeleland has been on the victim side of Zimbabwean independence. Today’s biggest failure for the independent Africa has been the lack of political will, if not incentive, to revamp previously racialised socioeconomic and political systems and structures. If anything, systemic racism has been substituted with tribalism, cronyism and even more brutal reverse racism. « Read the rest of this entry »

Rebuilding Matabeleland

11 Jan 2016 § Leave a comment

The bravery and spirit of Ubuntu that oversaw Mzilikazi’s escape from Shaka Zulu’s brutal reign and not only create a nation from scratch but model a new brand of politics; the same spirit that inspired Lobengula to wage a war against the white invaders of the 19th Century cannot die. It must and will inspire this generation to rebuild and rebrand the Mthwakazi socio-politics. « Read the rest of this entry »

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