Ignorance linked to Gukurahundi non-action

We should not claim surprise that in a Zimbabwe born out of ethnic discrimination, ethnic discrimination remains at the centre of the country’s political systems. Our future is greater than our past; our wisdom will not be drawn from a mere recollection of our past but by the responsibility we shoulder for our future and that means confronting Gukurahundi perpetrators head on. Continue reading

Free choice is all Matabeleland asks of Zimbabwe

When the generation before us saw the need for socio-political parity and thus, physically responded to the colonial remnant racist regime of Mr. Ian Smith, the primary objective was to establish not just a black led government but a peaceful, truly democratic, fairer and non-discriminatory society. Continue reading

Matabeleland history, Matabeleland responsibility

 

There is no question about Matabeleland past, it did happen; our concern is the authenticity of Matabeleland history that is now effectively a version of past events as decided and agreed upon in Harare. We have yet to write our own history because we are not in control of the systems that determine what constitutes history in Zimbabwe. Continue reading

Take politics out of Highlanders FC and Bosso out of politics

We need not be governed by deception; we must have the clarity of what Highlanders Football Club is. A lack of clarity of what this great institution is will actually kill Bosso; Highlanders fans have to figure out how to shape the identity of the institution now and into the future. Continue reading

Zimbabwe not ready to breakaway from dictatorship

We are acutely aware of Zimbabwe’s elaborate political system of manipulation, intimidation and disempowerment. Zimbabwe’s independence has set free dictators but enslaved the people. It is a system that handsomely rewards conformists but shows little tolerance for independent thinkers. Continue reading

On why Matabeleland should let go of the Ncube-led MDC and ZAPU

Welshman Ncube - MDC President

Welshman Ncube – MDC President

The Zimbabwe African People’s Union (ZAPU) and the Ncube-led Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) are Zimbabwean political parties just like the MDC-T and ZANU PF; that is a fact! The delusion in some Matabeleland quarters has been that ZAPU and the MDC are the closest to Matabeleland interests as Zimbabwean political parties can possibly be. Continue reading

Zimbabwean politics: smaller parties have a right to exist!

In Zimbabwe the proliferation of political players is often met with deep suspicion by the two main political protagonists (MDC-T and Zanu PF). New political parties face the dubious honour of being called agents of either of the major parties. Many people, especially the MDC-T supporters find the proliferation of political parties as threatening the party’s chances of toppling the political scandal that is Zanu PF thereby scuppering the opportunity for democracy in Zimbabwe. Continue reading