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Learn how Zimbabwean politics and institutions shape poverty in Mthwakazi

Until you have insight of features of slavery, you cannot fight it; until you are able to define your freedom in your own words and freely live your life within that definition, you are not free. For Mthwakazi people to set themselves free, they need to have an understanding that within the borders of Zimbabwe they are not free and equally important, they need insight of the visible and invisible chains restricting their freedom.

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The Mthwakazi state shall rise again

In the mid-1980s following the Zimbabwe State sanctioned genocidal military attacks on unarmed civilians in Matabeleland in the tribal targeted Gukurahundi operation, Matabeleland leadership took an inventory of Zimbabwe’s independence to assess if it served our best interest and identify those aspects that required replacing. PF ZAPU that was a de facto representative of the region assumed the responsibility of reviewing the relationship between the State and Matabeleland.

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Many plans in Mthwakazi, now it’s planning time

Anyone who professes ignorance of the damaging dysfunction causing lack of political progress in the pro-Mthwakazi politics is dishonest, if not an outright liar. There are many plans on the surface, some are sound, but the absence of and/ or poor planning is costing us progress.

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Transparency of objectives key to success

The strength of the pro-Mthwakazi agenda lies not in political parties but the foundation – the people of Mthwakazi. How people see through the formations and organisations is vital; it is for this reason that inspiring trust with transparency will be the keystone to the future and growth of the pro-Mthwakazi politics.

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Strengthen local politics to rebuild a nation

Do not believe the oppressor’s interpretation of the victim’s behaviour, listen to the oppressed. Becoming conscious of tribalism and confronting it wherever it raises its ugly head does not make one a tribalist. Pro-Mthwakazi groups and individuals who highlight and challenge tribalism in Zimbabwe must not be confused with the real tribalists in government.

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Explaining Matabeleland’s political apathy

Throughout the course of Zimbabwean independence history, the Shona tribe and/ or ethnic Shona people have been a privileged population group, that is to say they have enjoyed special treatment, rights and an elevated social status in comparison to group outsiders. Ethnic Shona people dominate all facets of Zimbabwean life and their voices and opinions are valued more heavily in society. The systematic discrimination silences all marginalised groups, and the direct consequence of that has been the growing mistrust in the system and gross political apathy in Matabeleland.

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