Build Back Better Mthwakazi

If we want to know the reason for the lack of political progress in Mthwakazi or Matabeleland, we just got to stand in front of the mirror, and there we will see our nemesis. We are stuck in an oversimplified polarised conflict and we need to deconstruct the current political framework that hinders our transformativeContinue reading “Build Back Better Mthwakazi”

Take BaKalanga’s co-optation fears serious

No question is too big or too small to be addressed; we must be mature enough to be comfortable with our ideology being questioned. When skeptical communities enquire about the degree of inclusivity of the pro-Mthwakazi agenda and even challenge the use of the name ‘Mthwakazi’, we owe it to the agenda to truthfully addressContinue reading “Take BaKalanga’s co-optation fears serious”

Political Empowerment a necessity for Mthwakazi Citizens

Agent policy and institutional reforms are needed to ensure the pro-Mthwakazi politics attains ideological congruence, and more important to ensure the movement does not become a version of ZANU PF. What is required is the creation, promotion and protection of a pro-citizens politics; this is an approach that will create structures that enable genuine politicalContinue reading “Political Empowerment a necessity for Mthwakazi Citizens”

Mthwakazi movement and political accountability

Fear has consumed many in Mthwakazi following the heart wrenching Zimbabwe state-sanctioned Gukurahundi operations in the 1980s. Typically, the Mthwakazi civilian population has displayed long-standing weaknesses in how it engages the political space. We can see the injustices of the system and its institutions yet lack the courage to challenge those policies that fall shortContinue reading “Mthwakazi movement and political accountability”

Lessons for Mthwakazi from postcolonial Africa

Zimbabwean politics, like the rest of postcolonial Africa, is a dehumanising experience for African masses who are victims of the transferred executive powers from the colonial governments to black elites (that is to say, people in important positions in society such as political leadership, business, finance, religion, or the military). There are valuable political lessonsContinue reading “Lessons for Mthwakazi from postcolonial Africa”

Eradicate or modify executive presidency for the good of Mthwakazi

In this blog we have made no secret of our reservation over accumulation of executive power anywhere within our government; a concentration of executive power in one person has been the focus of our critique. We are particularly concerned about the amount of responsibilities laid upon individuals and believe it would require superhuman ability forContinue reading “Eradicate or modify executive presidency for the good of Mthwakazi”

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 isContinue reading “Political provocation and the myth of Ndebele Kalanga oppression”

Strong institutions not strongman is what Mthwakazi needs

Integrity is a key attribute for a well-functioning political entity: there is a strong correlation between people’s perception of a political organisation and their trust in it. Strengthening the integrity, openness and credibility of the pro-Mthwakazi agenda and the policy-making process should therefore be a priority for our movements. This requires not a strongman, butContinue reading “Strong institutions not strongman is what Mthwakazi needs”

Language and political message delivery

Questions have been raised of the impact (to the message) of the language being used by some pro-Mthwakazi activists. This, I believe, is a fair question of interest in relation to the importance of language as a tool of communication. Words can make or break your message. If you do not pay attention to yourContinue reading “Language and political message delivery”