Matabeleland movement programmes need to protect society from elite capture

Divide and conquer tactics and the deception of independence is not going unnoticed in Matabeleland; we did not fight colonial rule so we could be open to oppression by a black government. The Matabele bourgeoisie promoted by Harare will neither heal nor silence the brutalised majority. Decades of damaging mental prison has left the regionContinue reading “Matabeleland movement programmes need to protect society from elite capture”

Why Gukurahundi atrocities must be remembered

Great Britain was not responsible for the Gukurahundi genocide, but it did not use its obvious influence in Zimbabwe to stop the brutality. To Matabeleland, memories of the time are essential because that is the best way of keeping the atrocities real in our minds. When the Mugabe regime authorised the use of a speciallyContinue reading “Why Gukurahundi atrocities must be remembered”

Lessons from African liberation war movements

“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster…” wrote Friedrich Nietzsche (1886) in ‘Beyond Good and Evil’. What should have been independence and freedom has turned into oppression; the liberator has turned oppressor. Without adequate checks and balances in a government system citizens are left vulnerable to stateContinue reading “Lessons from African liberation war movements”

Raise the moral bar to better Matabeleland political systems and institutions

Public disenchantment has become a key feature in independent Zimbabwe, particularly in Matabeleland where under the pretext of addressing insecurity in the region, thousands of Ndebele civilians were starved, tortured, raped, abducted and murdered in a state conjured military operation. Following the tribal, hate-fuelled murderous and dehumanising military activities of the 5th Brigade in anContinue reading “Raise the moral bar to better Matabeleland political systems and institutions”

Matabeleland leadership must focus its own attention

Understand and accept that changing the politics in Matabeleland starts by Matabeleland leadership changing the way they see everything in Matabeleland politics; and the one thing we have control over is our performance and execution, and that is where our focus should be. To achieve that, the Matabeleland movement leadership must learn to focus itsContinue reading “Matabeleland leadership must focus its own attention”

No moral duty to entertain destructive criticism

The sustained destructive campaign of punching down on every effort of the Matabeleland movement and the ridicule directed at it by a section of Matabeleland Zimbabwe conservatives and/ or lobbyists who would rather preserve the status quo whatever the cost of doing so cannot be called a critique of the Matabeleland movement but deplorable destructiveContinue reading “No moral duty to entertain destructive criticism”