Why are ethnic Shona people defensive about tribalism?

Ethno-nationalism remains a huge problem in Zimbabwean society with particularly devastating outcomes for Mthwakazi and ethnic Ndebele people yet many ethnic Shona people are quick to dismiss it, even going to the extent of accusing victims of being tribalists themselves.

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Gukurahundi never a moment of madness

We have two major ways in which people are fooled. One is to believe what is not true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true. We have those imbeciles who believe Gukurahundi was a legitimate security act by a government fighting dissidents and then we have fools who believe Gukurahundi was ‘aContinue reading “Gukurahundi never a moment of madness”

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Gukurahundi Hearings

It is a big step for President Emmerson Mnangagwa to declare that his government will not ignore Gukurahundi. Denial has been the only chosen path for ZANU PF. We have witnessed the damaging political effects of denying justice to Mthwakazi citizens, enforcing poverty and dehumanising Matabeleland people while perpetuating ignorance that feeds into Mashonaland delusionsContinue reading “Gukurahundi Hearings”

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Zimbabwean government not taking Matabeleland concerns seriously

What we are witnessing in Zimbabwe is the maturation and expansion, in real terms, of a polarised political space first construed by ZANU in 1963, put to paper in its 1979 Grand Plan White Paper and effected from 1980. This is a space whose primary ideological concern is the security and safety of ethnic ShonaContinue reading “Zimbabwean government not taking Matabeleland concerns seriously”

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Once and for all, no to tribalism Mthwakazi

As the pro-Mthwakazi agenda enters its new season, we need to redefine how we fight our battles. We must accept now that dictating ‘solutions’ to people has not worked. The reason is most probable that we are ‘solving’ problems that are essentially of politicians’ imagination and not what the public identifies as their problems. WorseContinue reading “Once and for all, no to tribalism Mthwakazi”

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Political integrity and not shortcuts will move us ahead

If pro-Mthwakazi groups are true to their word that they have a problem with the Zimbabwean politics, they should be sharply deviating from Zimbabwean political norms founded on tribalism. Our primary goal is political and economic safety and security for all, and our experience of Zimbabwean politics has taught us that tribalism is contraindicated inContinue reading “Political integrity and not shortcuts will move us ahead”

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