Matabeleland uncompromising stance on respect

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 … Continue reading Matabeleland uncompromising stance on respect

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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 … Continue reading Zimbabwean system must treat citizens equal

Why the armed forces must not be routine asked to do police work

The violent post-election clashes witnessed on Wednesday 01/08/2018 in Zimbabwe in which six civilians needlessly lost their lives when the Army opened fire on protesters in Harare do not only show the immaturity of the MDC leadership and insensitivity of ZANU PF but also remind us of the importance of keeping the armed forces in … Continue reading Why the armed forces must not be routine asked to do police work

Is there a link between more formal education and better political leadership?

Holistic systemic and institutional change in Zimbabwe is now the only avenue to future progressive politics that can deliver genuine socioeconomic and political inclusivity. An informed person specification will be crucial in how we identify a pool of leaders to carry out our mandate. There is debate on the extent to which formal education impacts … Continue reading Is there a link between more formal education and better political leadership?

MDC Alliance’s attitude in Matabeleland unsurprising

What is now evident and concerning about the MDC Alliance is its narrowing area of concern; the Alliance’s centre of focus is not people but power. When focus is power and principles secondary, people’s needs become the victim of politics. The MDC Alliance has become blinded to reality by its obsession for state power that … Continue reading MDC Alliance’s attitude in Matabeleland unsurprising

Matabeleland territory not a rehearsal site for political violence

As victims and first-hand witnesses of state violence, we must use our experience to denounce all forms of violence; we must not be seen to be supporting and condoning violence; we must not be seen to be even remotely accommodating an insidious culture of violence that cheapens human life. Gukurahundi stands as a stack reminder … Continue reading Matabeleland territory not a rehearsal site for political violence

Drawing Matabeleland battle lines

We owe it to our fallen heroes and heroines (grandparents, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters and the unborn babies mercilessly butchered) not to allow the Zimbabwean state dominion over Matabeleland and not to repeat the horrors of the Gukurahundi inhuman acts of undeterred violence. Real change will only come when we start actively standing … Continue reading Drawing Matabeleland battle lines

Linda Masarira’s Ndebele slur

We shall not pretend to be surprised by Linda Tsungie Masarira’s recently expressed political remarks about the alleged 'cowardice' of Ndebeles. As Matabeleland nationals, we will steer clear of self-pity and ensure there is no longer any tolerance for such outrageous conduct. Now a take on the views. Appalling and objectionable? Yes, they are! Unexpected … Continue reading Linda Masarira’s Ndebele slur

Demystifying the Matabeleland powerhouse agenda

We want to assure those with reservations and apprehensive about the Southern Powerhouse agenda that this is not another ethnically nuanced African political disaster but an honest opportunity to transform Matabeleland into a progressive, modern and politically responsible space. I have been consistent in my argument that Matabeleland belongs to all who dwell in it … Continue reading Demystifying the Matabeleland powerhouse agenda

The problem of Zimbabwe’s independence for Matabeleland

The millions of Zimbabweans who still refuse to condemn the palpable tribalism that continues to be the embodiment of Zimbabwe’s political system are by default guilty of standing in the way of true freedom and liberty for all. We cannot continue excusing ZANU PF injustice on Matabeleland and Matabeles; we cannot as a society allow … Continue reading The problem of Zimbabwe’s independence for Matabeleland