Category: Tribal Discrimination

Systemic tribalism and Shona privilege

Home, Tribal Discrimination, Zimbabwe 11 Apr 2019

The problem of Mthwakazi with the independent Zimbabwe lies not on the tribe leading the politics of the country but the politics in the leading tribe. Our problem is the purposeful construction of a systemic structure that grants privileges to ethnic Shona people and withholds same from us. Clearly, our deprivation is neither accidental phenomena nor a moment of madness but a deliberate, enduring and well-planned political construction of the early 1960s that sort to establish a Shona republic whose aim was to manage Mthwakazi.

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A critique of negative political campaigns

Home, Mthwakazi Politics, Tribal Discrimination 31 Mar 2019

“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” ― United Nations, Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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The cost of a rogue state managing chaotic demonstrations

Home, Human Rights, Tribal Discrimination, ZANU PF, Zimbabwe 1 Feb 2019

If we cannot question how on 14 January 2019 a protester against fuel price hikes of 130% returned home with food groceries and other basic commodities, and if we cannot challenge how professional security personnel assigned to restore and maintain order from a demonstration that had gone out of hand ended up raping young school girls, we have reached unprecedented levels of moral decadence.

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If double standards front Mthwakazi politics, freedom will be the loser

Home, Mthwakazi Politics, Revolution, Tribal Discrimination 25 Nov 2018

In colonial Zimbabwe people’s value became their skin colour, as in independent Zimbabwe people have become their tribe. Success and failure are subjectively defined; how good or bad an act is, is tied with the tribe that has committed it; for one tribe, crimes are those committed by the other tribe. Read More

Matabeleland uncompromising stance on respect

Home, Human Rights, Mthwakazi Politics, Tribal Discrimination, Zimbabwe 24 Sep 2018

Zimbabwe is poor for lack of morality not resources; progress will happen when we reject lies as our socio-political foundation and when we adopt and allow honest and creative politics and not deception to take root and transform the lives of all. When my ability and not my social background ceases to be a factor in decisions about my rights, the whole world will look and respect us. Read More

Zimbabwean system must treat citizens equal

Democracy, Ethnicity, Home, Mthwakazi Politics, Tribal Discrimination, Zimbabwe 17 Sep 2018

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. Read More