4 Mar 2018 § Leave a comment

What the 38 years of Zimbabwean independence has taught us is that we are the reason ZANU PF treats us the way it does, and we are the only people who can turn our circumstances around. « Read the rest of this entry »



6 Jan 2018 § Leave a comment

We are experiencing a sudden wave of palpable hostility towards Gukurahundi victims and anyone who dares stands up to injustice. Truth be told, disregard and insensitivity towards the Gukurahundi atrocities by some ethnic Shona people, I stress they are a minority, cannot sustain peace in Zimbabwe. « Read the rest of this entry »

Gukurahundi focus: Why the intra-Mthwakazi quarrel?

29 Jul 2017 § Leave a comment

You know something is seriously wrong when the crusade for inaction on Gukurahundi atrocities threatens to overhaul our political culture, become the most active and loudest political movement within the Mthwakazi socio-political space. Who is sponsoring this crusade, who is talking, and on whose behalf? « Read the rest of this entry »

What exactly is being celebrated via the Unity Day?

26 Dec 2016 § Leave a comment

Zimbabweans have a constitutional right to celebrate the Unity Day every 22nd of December if they so wish, but doing so is insensitive and an unnecessary provocation of the 1980s Matabeleland victims of the State sanctioned Gukurahundi atrocities. « Read the rest of this entry »

Zimbabwe independence costs

9 Sep 2016 § Leave a comment

With a high degree of confidence, my verdict on Zimbabwe’s post-independence operational processes is that they have created more suffering, deeper socioeconomic disparities and have claimed more political victims than the Smith regime would ever have dreamt of. The so-called independence is now a pantomime; of sovereign African states, we are certainly in an exclusive group of one country that has successfully engineered the extinction of its own currency. « Read the rest of this entry »

Something needs to change in Matabeleland

7 Aug 2016 § Leave a comment

Just as we thought we had been freed from Ian Smith’s racist government and institutions tribalism took over the space. We were butchered – for nothing but being different – by those with whom we had suffered and fought racism together for decades. As Matabeleland, we continue to be suffocated under the blanket of tribalism, discrimination and perpetual disempowerment. « Read the rest of this entry »

What lessons has Matabeleland taken from the Gukurahundi atrocities?

2 Aug 2016 § Leave a comment

One constant and perhaps most significant lesson Matabeleland has taken from the Gukurahundi experience is that we have learnt precious little from it. We are still slaves to fear. Understandably, many of us are still seething with anger in response to ZANU PF inflicted atrocities in the region hence most, certainly not all, of our political ideals are driven by emotions than reason. « Read the rest of this entry »

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