MTHWAKAZI – LET’S LOVE OURSELVES FIRST

We have repeatedly warned that Mthwakazi cannot continue to surrender the protection of its norms, values and interests to other communities if we are to attain true liberty. We owe it to ourselves to deconstruct the unhelpful myths that seek to buttress the notion of our inferiority that has been propagated by the Shona ethnic leadership and maintained through systems and institutions whose objective has been to manage, and not empower, us throughout Zimbabwe’s independence. Continue reading

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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 socio-political systems that inadvertently or deliberately create a political and moral crisis within society. Continue reading

LET’S PROTECT PRO-MATABELELAND POLITICAL CREDIBILITY

On 18 April 1980, we broke the final chains of colonialism; declared independence but entered an era of epic corruption, tribalism and contempt for rules of ethics and the law with no restraint whatsoever. Mthwakazi and its inhabitants lost control of their lives; crucially, PF ZAPU and its Mthwakazi representatives lost their credibility. Continue reading

NDEBELES MUST DISCARD THE OFFENSIVE TERM ‘AMAHOLE’

There is realisation among many Mthwakazi nationals that a socio-political change is desirable. There is however, a lack of realisation of the importance of demonstrable inter-ethnic unity in achieving that change – a dangerous oversight, I would say. It is a socio-political travesty that we are still debating whether or not the noun iHole (plural: amaHole) is outright offensive. Continue reading