Category: Ethnocentrism

  • Political provocation and the myth of Ndebele Kalanga oppression

    Virtue signalling and victimhood can never be a credible founding block for change if the Kalanga people want to revive their nation and be at the centre of political decisions impacting their lives. To say Ndebeles and Shonas are suppressing Kalanga culture is a shameful aversion of reality. Some coward within the BaKalanga community is […]

  • Mthwakazi hit by toxic ethnocentrism

    Being alert to events in and around Mthwakazi politics is important for growth; our present political reality demands that we face up to the fact that an internal rigid tribal dogma is threatening political rejuvenation by diverting attention away from processes meant to enable a Mthwakazi political agenda. This is a disturbing scenario in which […]

  • 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 […]

  • The pro-Mthwakazi movement has a duty of care to all – not some – citizens

    Citizen doubts over the benefits of an independent Mthwakazi state are legitimate worries seeing what an independent Africa has become. A precedent has been set – in the independent Africa power does not trickle down, it is pumped up. True independence is the preserve for the political elite who extract power from citizens. Far from […]

  • 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 […]

  • Mthwakazi must strive to be superior to former self not ZANU PF/ MDC

    Doing better today than we did yesterday must be our goal every day. There is not an ounce of nobility in being superior to ZANU PF or the MDC when at the end of the day we would be inferior to our former selves.

  • Matabeleland – What Affirmative action isn’t

    What we should all get to appreciate is that people are individuals and different, and equality is far from the misplaced claim that all groups of humans are interchangeable; what we must get right is that equality is the moral principle that individuals should not be judged or constrained by their ethnic or racial identity.

  • Mthwakazi has to invest on objective policies

    There often is no difference between the right thing to do and the hard thing to do. The right thing to do for Mthwakazi right now is to behave maturely to protect our norms and values and the hard thing is to stop ourselves from acting like loose cannons.

  • Zimbabwean system must treat citizens equal

    No sane person should wake up and be happy with the present state of things in Zimbabwe. We cannot accept the country as it is and lay claim to sanity. Each day we should wake up with a feeling of revulsion because of the injustice of things. First, victims and beneficiaries must reject tribalism and […]

  • Mthwakazi to resist intolerance

    We will always pride ourselves in being a tolerant nation that fully embraces multi-ethnicity, multiculturalism and difference. We have never been threatened by difference, we have always understood the fact that difference is not inequality. What unites and makes us a truly great nation is the recognition of the reality that all tribes and all […]