24 Jul 2017 § Leave a comment

Real political growth will only be realised when there develops, within the Mthwakazi space, a good understanding of the extent of our ignorance. The greatest risk to equality in the region is the illusion that it already exists, and that sincere ignorance puts chances of political progress in jeopardy. « Read the rest of this entry »


Matabeleland, what’s next?

18 Feb 2016 § 2 Comments

A truly new start begins from within even though it may be triggered by external stimuli. Our worries for the future should not stop at the worrying stage, they should transform into planning for the future we want. Being in the right direction is not everything in itself; for we may be on the right track but we risk getting run over if we just sit there.New beginnings « Read the rest of this entry »

Why I find the Mthwakazi monarchy restoration unjustified

28 Sep 2015 § 2 Comments

Although a proud and keen respecter of Mthwakazi’s past and present-day traditional institutions and a subscriber in the notion that real Mthwakazi success should draw from local building blocks and not from duplicating other communities, I am a firm believer in retaining only institutions relevant to our communities and time. A monarchist, I am not! « Read the rest of this entry »

Was the 2015 Mzilikazi Day hijacked or inadvertently outsourced?

11 Sep 2015 § 1 Comment

The Mzilikazi Day has come and it seems not only gone but almost instantly blown away and out of many people’s minds! You know something is amiss when the major subject of the news after a celebratory occasion is not the occasion being celebrated but the guest list.

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A gentle no to the revival of a Mthwakazi monarchy

8 Feb 2015 § Leave a comment

I am a fierce Mthwakazi patriot, I am very proud of our roots, proud of the heroic achievement of the monarchy, the disciplined military organization, nation building and leadership skills of our two kings – Mzilikazi and Lobengula – but a royalist I am not; I am a republican! The restoration of a monarchy is the least of our problems; economic and political insecurity remains our biggest threat today.

King Mzilikazi

King Mzilikazi, the first King of Mthwakazi

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Of a collective traditional leadership or Matabeleland monarchy revival

18 Aug 2014 § 1 Comment

Zimbabwean independence has been characterised by two significant factors: (i) the unity of Mashonaland in its support of Harare’s systemic oppression of Matabeleland, and (ii) Matabeleland’s disquiet and disunity in her fight of Harare’s oppressive regime. Suffice to say the outcome has been a devastating loss of socio-political authority in Matabeleland. « Read the rest of this entry »

On why reviving the Ndebele monarchy may be misguided

21 Jun 2012 § Leave a comment

King Lobengula (1845 - 1894), second and last Mthwakazi king (1870 - 1894)

King Lobengula (1845 – 1894), second and last Mthwakazi king (1870 – 1894)

Recently a question was asked of the role the Ndebele royal family should play in an independent Mthwakazi. My immediate thought was ‘What role is the Ndebele royal family playing in a subjugated Mthwakazi?’ Should we – in the knowledge of the demographic and political changes in Mthwakazi – entertain the idea of a Ndebele (or any other ethnic group for that matter) monarchy at the helm of a multi-ethnic Mthwakazi state? « Read the rest of this entry »

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