Matabeleland: an attack on one is an attack on all

The dream of an independent Zimbabwe defined by universal justice fell flat on its face before the ink dried on paper. The Zimbabwean world is nothing but coordinated chaos punctuated with selective justice in which political and/ or ethnic affiliation determines how the law is interpreted and/ or applied. In such a world, we owe it to ourselves to exercise our right to partisanship if that helps stop the persecution of our own by the majoritarian tyranny of Harare. It is for patriotic reasons that I would rather take Jonathan Moyo’s side against his latest critic Dr Bekithemba Mpofu. justice Continue reading

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Matabeleland survival a responsibility for all

Zimbabwean independence has been a race between ZANU PF’s longstanding pet project of converting Matabeleland into an appendage of a Mashonaland pseudo-kingdom and Matabeleland trying to develop and maintain its unique identity, and so far the ZANU PF project is winning. Gukurahundi did not stop at signing of the Unity Accord in 1987 but was merely modified; we have seen poverty increase in Matabeleland, and witnessed loss of real influence in decisions affecting our lives; even more concerning, some of our people have fallen for the ZANU PF propaganda that blames the victim for being abused. Continue reading

The problem of Zimbabwe’s independence for Matabeleland

The millions of Zimbabweans who still cannot recognise the palpable tribalism that continues to be the embodiment of Zimbabwe’s political system are by default guilty of standing in the way of true freedom and liberty for all. We cannot continue excusing ZANU PF injustice on Matabeleland and Matabeles; we cannot as a society allow ourselves to consent to surrender some of our legal and political rights in order for the Mugabe government to protect our other rights; such reasoning is nothing but palpable social, legal and political absurdity. Continue reading

Matabeleland politics: silence not strategy

Independent Zimbabwe is a farce; it is a political script founded on what is right for Zimbabwean society as if Matabeleland were not part of that society. The tragedy of this ZANU PF governed Zimbabwe has not been its calculated exclusion and butcher of Matabeleland citizens but the deafening silence of Matabeleland leadership and the supposedly good people in the international community. Continue reading