No organisation holds all the keys to solutions to all of the challenges Mthwakazi faces as a direct result of modern-day Zimbabwe politics. The highest form of political maturity therefore, would be achieved when the sons and daughters of Mthwakazi put aside party interests for national interests to collectively fight parliamentary institutions that are persistently complicit in the system of oppression afflicting our great nation.
One of the greatest tragedies of Mthwakazi in the last 4 decades has been the steady erosion of our own sense of self while accepting the version of us that is expected by Mashonaland. We have become strangers in our own space. Over a century ago Mzilikazi and his subjects moved north from South Africa; the space we occupied then and now became our home, and so it shall be.
Those who follow the politics in Mthwakazi would share our concerns of a lack of Mthwakazi public enthusiasm in engaging in pro-Mthwakazi politics. The contemporary problem seems to be that large sections of the population want freedom but without getting their hands dirty with the politics that confronts the policies depriving them of that freedom.
Self-doubt is the prisoner of dreams; the pro-Mthwakazi political vision is stuttering because those bereft of creativity and those captive to doubt dominate the socio-political space. We have local citizens who, out of their own fears and limitations, are quick to ridicule and pour scorn on every pro-Mthwakazi idea.
Improving the traditional branch of our institutions of power is part of a holistic approach to improving national governance today. Every civilised society has an established institution put in place to design laws that promote and protect civil living by protecting human rights and people’s responsibilities, privileges, safety and security.
A UNESCO (2016) Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM Report) argued that 40% of the global population does not access education in a language they understand. The policy paper asserted that being taught in a language other than one’s own can negatively impact children’s learning, especially for those living in poverty.