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.
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.
Silence betrays, Mthwakazi can no longer be silent about the socio-political brutality of the Zimbabwean regime. A change must come. The detractors who claim a political change is beyond us, only mean we cannot do it with them.
We can see our forests vanishing, our culture trampled upon, our political influence disappearing, our human confidence dissipating, our water and electricity supplies dwindling, our soil being swept away by floods and winds into the rivers, and the end of our coal and our gold reserves is in sight.
Emotions cannot be allowed dominance over ideas; thoughts need come first or our politics and political parties are heading to a tragic crash; we cannot be slaves to emotions and be objective, and we cannot rely upon emotions to sustain a life time political undertaking.
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.
As the relevance of protest has grown in Mthwakazi while PF ZAPU’s functional political influence has faded and MDC’s policy credibility and relevance to Mthwakazi has been questioned in recent years, citizen movements have become more important to Mthwakazi’s political landscape.
We must appreciate, as did our forebearers, that Mthwakazi equality lies in the very fact that we are all different and that our similarity revolves in the fact that we understand we will never be the same. What unites Mthwakazi is not uniformity but the reality that all races, tribes, ethnicity and all cultures areContinue reading “Federalism and Mthwakazi”
How Mthwakazi has been dealing with the problems of being subservient to the Zimbabwean system and institutions is the major problem. Problems do not cease because we choose to ignore their presence, but by people facing up to them, standing up together and taking responsible action to find solutions.
Restoration is a word frequently used in the pro-Mthwakazi political vocabulary, but we have yet to fully understand its meaning within the contemporary politics. What restoration would mean in practice should be at the core of its proponents’ discussions.