ABOUT US

This is an independent blog with core interest in Mthwakazi (Matabeleland)-appropriate human, social, political and economic systems and institutions. Literacy is the key modifiable factor that would narrow the gap between our dreams and achievement. We publish high quality articles with the objective to inform the Mthwakazi public on past and present economic, political and policy issues of relevance to the region so as to adequately prepare for the future.

We explore why the post-colonial Zimbabwe as a political entity has failed Mthwakazi; we bring to the public attention those pertinent systemic and institutional issues that deliberately or inadvertently disadvantage Mthwakazi but favour other regions.

Equally central to our work is the protection of human rights, liberties and freedoms of all Mthwakazi citizens; we challenge all retrogressive policies that threaten or continue to retard the development and empowerment of our society.

The website is steadfast in its assertion that Zimbabwean systems and institutions are tribal, and bear negative impact on Mthwakazi and its people. However, we do not want to create a victim mentality among Mthwakazi people. In its characteristic progressive approach, the website advances alternative political systems, institutions and policies that we believe will better address Mthwakazi’s needs.

We are confident in our ability to inform and educate the public, but we are not the only source of information; just as some of our ideas have grown as a response to contributions by others, we believe from our contributions will be birthed more ideas. We strongly encourage readers to read widely to broaden their scope of knowledge and understanding of Mthwakazi issues.

Separating emotions from facts can be difficult but we commit to maintain a high level of objectivity in our research for and write-up of articles. In our desire to maintain objectivity and protect the Mthwakazi citizens from detrimental propaganda, we do not intend to be a mouthpiece of any organised political group in Mthwakazi; by extension, we are not aligned to any political organisation, but will use information available to us to scrutinise every organisation’s policies as best as we can.

Readers’ participation

Readers’ direct participation is integral to our improvement, development and growth. We are not the conclusion to the Mthwakazi debate but the beginning, thus the platform is open for our valuable readers to contribute towards the enrichment of knowledge and participation in debates via the comments section of articles (where applicable) or click here to follow the website on Facebook where you can directly contact us.

No topic is off limit; we appreciate that some topics will be controversial, evoke emotions and heated debate, but tolerance is key, at times we may have to agree to disagree. For the credibility of the website and discussions, we urge all contributors to exercise self-restraint, remain objective and use credible sources/ references.

Maintaining website integrity

As a website, we take our responsibilities to our readers serious; all our articles are vetted for quality and against undue bias. We urge all contributors to behave responsibly. Unethical conduct will not be tolerated. Contributors are reminded of their responsibility to uphold high standards of behaviour all the time while engaging on this site. As a site, we reserve the right to remove and/ or report contributors who engage in discriminatory or abusive or threatening language, falsification of information, misinformation, disinformation, deception, infringement of copyright rules and breach of data protection laws and making unsubstantiated claims against individuals and/ or organisations. It is also important that ALL contributors refrain from discussing cases that are before the courts of law.

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