Category: Xenophobia

  • Conspiracy theorists frustrating pro-Mthwakazi

    You do not get to build a nation by nurturing, monetising tribal supremacy and deflecting all criticism. The growth and stability of the pro-Mthwakazi movement will be directly proportional to how representative its power structures and leadership are of local communities. Being sensitive to people’s economic, religious, social and cultural needs is essential, as is […]

  • Do not surrender pro-Mthwakazi project to pseudo saviours

    The greatest risk to the pro-Mthwakazi or Matabeleland agenda is not the ZANU PF political decadence but it lies within the territory; we are our own worst enemy and infighting is the major problem. Curiously, we are replicating the very politics that is the source of our troubles within Zimbabwe. The problem is that we […]

  • Future down to Mthwakazi judgement

    The destruction of sociopolitical institutions begins with the destruction of that which creates sociopolitical institutions, i.e. good judgement. There is no substitute for good judgement if we want good institutions that will protect the poor and the rich, the young and the old.

  • Politics in Matabeleland can be sanitized

    We must forget grand political ideologies, what Africa needs today is true equality; true equality in which all are held accountable in the same manner. We cannot talk of democracy where misinformation is the backbone and where that democracy means minority rights are persistently voted away by a majority based on a bio-social coincidence, and […]

  • RSA xenophobia: Nigeria recalling ambassador not the answer

    Genuine independence for any country means being in control of one’s destiny without an anxious dependence on other countries. Sadly, the ‘independent’ Africa today sees itself increasingly dependent on other regions for support to keep itself barely on its knees always staring at the prospect of lying flat on its belly. These are worrying times […]

  • President Zuma’s Freedom Day Speech and the controversy

    Jacob Zuma’s Freedom Day speech on 27th April 2015 coming just over a week after violent xenophobic attacks in parts of Durban and Gauteng provinces has triggered a heated debate among the large online African community on social networks as well as in some capitals in the continent.

  • Africa paying a blind eye to xenophobia

    If there is anything that Africa should learn from the latest xenophobic attacks in South Africa, it is that the continent has yet to command its independence and seriously address tribal prejudice and stereotypes. Governments continue to show little or no interest in respecting people and dealing with simmering internal social injustices.

  • Can Matabeleland learn anything from the latest South African xenophobic behaviour?

    If there is anything to be learned by Matabeleland from the latest xenophobic attacks in South Africa, it is that Africa as a whole has failed to deal with tribal prejudice. Let us recall the 1983 Nigerian expulsions of West Africans, most of whom were Ghanaians. This is a stark reminder to all Africans of […]