Fighting tribalism in Zimbabwe is everyone’s responsibility not an opportunity for tribal grandstanding. Any attempt at dealing with tribalism that romanticises the behaviour through selective highlights of acts of tribalism and the suppression of anti-tribalism activities just to prove a point, to wrongly reflect certain tribes as inherently lacking in moral intelligence and suggesting some communities were somehow exclusively entangled in discriminatory norms is barbarism not anti-tribalism.
Social media has transformed our communication abilities; it has essentially levelled the ‘playing field’, extended our scope and increased the speed data is shared (access and presentation). That brings along a host of unforeseen challenges; those of us on social media understand that every time we post a photo or update our statuses we are contributing to our digital footprint and personal brand.
In 1980, the Matabeleland generation before ours put aside our traditional geopolitical boundaries and surrendered authority in order to work with Mashonaland to bring forth a new nation called Zimbabwe; a ‘modern nation’ supposedly conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Continue reading
With a high degree of confidence, my verdict on Zimbabwe’s post-independence operational processes is that they have created more suffering, deeper socioeconomic disparities and have claimed more political victims than the Smith regime would ever have dreamt of. The so-called independence is now a pantomime; of sovereign African states, we are certainly in an exclusive group of one country that has successfully engineered the extinction of its own currency. Continue reading
We live and die by our choices. Some we regret; some we are proud of. Some will haunt us forever. As Zimbabwean politics enters its next phase Matabeleland needs to make a choice. Our choice today is whether we stay in the shallow end of the pool or we run into the nearest ocean? Continue reading