It is a big step for President Emmerson Mnangagwa to declare that his government will not ignore Gukurahundi. Denial has been the only chosen path for ZANU PF. We have witnessed the damaging political effects of denying justice to Mthwakazi citizens, enforcing poverty and dehumanising Matabeles while perpetuating ignorance that feeds into Mashonaland delusions of … Continue reading Gukurahundi Hearings
What we are witnessing in Zimbabwe is the maturation and expansion, in real terms, of a polarised political space first construed by ZANU in 1963, put to paper in its 1979 Grand Plan White Paper and effected from 1980. This is a space whose primary ideological concern is the security and safety of ethnic Shona … Continue reading Zimbabwean government not taking Matabeleland concerns seriously
As the pro-Mthwakazi agenda enters its new season, we need to redefine how we fight our battles. We must accept now that dictating ‘solutions’ to people has not worked. The reason is most probable that we are ‘solving’ problems that are essentially of politicians’ imagination and not what the public identifies as their problems. Worse … Continue reading Once and for all, no to tribalism Mthwakazi
If pro-Mthwakazi groups are true to their word that they have a problem with the Zimbabwean politics, they should be sharply deviating from Zimbabwean political norms founded on tribalism. Our primary goal is political and economic safety and security for all, and our experience of Zimbabwean politics has taught us that tribalism is contraindicated in … Continue reading Political integrity and not shortcuts will move us ahead
So some Matabeleland political organisations truly believe Matabeles would be empowered by wearing t-shirts printed, 'I am a dissident'? There are certainly better ways of protesting against the Gukurahundi massacres, and it is not this t-shirt insult. What the 38 years of Zimbabwean independence has taught us is that we are the reason ZANU PF … Continue reading Gukurahundi t-shirts proposal is sad lack of creativity
We are experiencing a sudden wave of palpable hostility towards Gukurahundi victims and anyone who dares stands up to injustice. Truth be told, disregard and insensitivity towards the Gukurahundi atrocities by some ethnic Shona people, I stress they are a minority, cannot sustain peace in Zimbabwe. An objective appraisal of the political space indicates some … Continue reading Disturbing insensitivity to Gukurahundi genocide
You know something is seriously wrong when the crusade for inaction on Gukurahundi atrocities threatens to overhaul our political culture, become the most active and loudest political movement within the Mthwakazi socio-political space. Who is sponsoring this crusade, who is talking, and on whose behalf? As an onlooker, I take an interest in who is … Continue reading Gukurahundi focus: Why the intra-Mthwakazi quarrel?