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.

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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 stop making excuses for systems, institutions and policies that dehumanise other people because of their social background.

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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 cultures are distinct and individual, and we fully embrace that. 

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Zimbabwe needs urgent reform of its corrupt political system

Huge and serious differences remain between Matabeleland and Mashonaland’s perceptions of independence; there is a wide gap between what Mthwakazi believes independence entitles her and what the State – dominated by Mashonaland – is prepared to deliver.

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Confronting Shona privilege isn’t tribalism

Institutional tribalism and Shona privilege is invisible to ethnic Shona people to whom privilege is granted yet very visible to demographic groups who suffer its consequences. Being Shona means being born with access to power and resources; the assumption is that you are the heir and all other demographic groups must settle for secondary roles.

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Calling for the maturation of the Mthwakazi political space

Unprincipled political ideals punctuated by tantrum-driven, hate-filled policies are the bedrock for failure; they will not free us but risk killing the Mthwakazi dream before its maturation. Attempting to run a Mthwakazi exclusive club under the veil of a rights and freedom movement is political perversion and not progressive. Our freedom and liberty must never be perceived as (and is not) directly proportional to the lack of the same by any other group of people.

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Divisive politics shall never be the anchor to hold Mthwakazi

For the integrity of our political system we must preserve the autonomy of the law. Experience has taught us that when the law falls silent under the armpits of politics, and where politics effectuates its solutions at the expense of the rule of law, the first casualty is human rights. The protection of human rights must be the core of the politics we do because human rights are the very soul of the Mthwakazi nationhood. We have the responsibility to challenge unfair sociopolitical systems that inadvertently or deliberately create a political and moral crisis within society.

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