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. Continue reading

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INACTION MATABELELAND’S DEATHBED

The greatest gift Matabeleland handed to the anchors (ZANU PF and the MDC) of systematic tribalism in Zimbabwe is inaction; now we have the MDC flagrantly ignoring local interests and imposing outsiders who are clearly naïve to local culture, norms, values and languages to take up executive roles in Matabeleland’s capital city, Bulawayo. A stop must be put to this; we can no longer afford to open ourselves to such appropriation of our support. Continue reading

MTHWAKAZI LEADERSHIP ALLIANCE

Evidence at hand indicates that a politically fragmented pro-Mthwakazi movement is no match to the experienced, sophisticated, better resourced and brutally tribalist ZANU PF and MDC-T machinery. The pro-Mthwakazi agenda is drowning in the sea of Zimbabwean institutions; one hopes it has dawned to many of our people that no individual or single group can save it quick enough by himself, we need a group of us. Continue reading

ONCE AND FOR ALL, NO TO TRIBALISM MTHWAKAZI

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 still, we are employing exclusionary tactics that are leaving our society more vulnerable to fragility and conflict. Continue reading

WHAT MATABELELAND LEARNED FROM ZIMBABWEAN ELECTIONS (30/07/2018)

We have learnt precious little from the latest election process in Zimbabwe. Contrary to popular belief, elections have not weakened ZANU PF, they have given it the opportunity to ‘legally’ shore up its grip on power. As has become the norm, allegations of widespread electoral manipulation dominate the post-election news. The political and voter apathy goes on in Matabeleland. Continue reading

BAD-TEMPERED COMPETITION HINDERS THE MTHWAKAZI MOVEMENT

By the looks of it, the Mthwakazi movement’s strongest opponent turns out not to be the Zimbabwean politics but the time we waste on infighting, lack of innovation, lack of will to learn from mistakes and our past, the internal connections we fail to build, and finally, the apathy created by a disheartening, tired and uncoordinated political approach. Continue reading

MTHWAKAZI POLITICS: GOING BACK FROM A WRONG TURN IS PROGRESS

Our politics cannot base itself on the law of the jungle, and the unilateral and indiscriminate abuse of citizens based on tribe is the law of the jungle. There are men and women of principle across the socio-political divide, but we are yet to see a party of principle. At present we are witnesses to unacceptable excesses right across the political spectrum because political parties have failed to set themselves minimum standards or codes of acceptable behaviour. Continue reading