King Mzilikazi, the first King of Mthwakazi

King Mzilikazi (ca. 1790 – 9 September 1868)

MTHWAKAZI INDEPENDENT is a progressive, privately run social and political blog that strives to educate/ inform the Mthwakazi electorate through the regular publication of high quality articles on both historical and current issues of political relevance. The website is an anchor of freedom of expression, it boasts of well-researched articles on Matabeleland or Mthwakazi historical, social and political issues.

It seeks to raise pertinent socio-political issues in Mthwakazi, highlight injustice and exploitation of Mthwakazi and its people within the modern state of Zimbabwe. In its progressive approach, the website advances alternate political systems that better meet Mthwakazi’s needs.

Specifically, the website focuses on the protection of human rights of ethnic minorities; it is unapologetic in its assessment of the socioeconomic and political circumstances or space in Mthwakazi.

MTHWAKAZI INDEPENDENT is a by-product of the author’s research, experience of living under the Zimbabwean tyrannical regime and thus, informed personal opinion of the historical and current social and political space of Mthwakazi. The blog also analyses the impact of Zimbabwean politics in Mthwakazi.

King Lobengula

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

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