King Mzilikazi, the first King of Mthwakazi

King Mzilikazi (ca. 1790 – 9 September 1868)

MTHWAKAZI INDEPENDENT is a private, progressive socio-political blog that strives to inform the Mthwakazi electorate through the regular publication of high quality articles on both historical and current issues of political relevance in the region and beyond.

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The website dissects the negative impact of tribal identity politics of Zimbabwe to Mthwakazi. In its characteristic progressive approach, the website advances alternative political systems that will better meet Mthwakazi’s needs.

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King Lobengula

King Lobengula (1845 – 1894), Mzilikazi’s son, second and last Mthwakazi king (1870 – 1894)

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