Mthwakazi – change the system not just target the tribal imbalance

If, as Mthwakazi, we want to accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. Top of the list we want an end to an unjust system that has politically propelled Mashonaland dominance over Mthwakazi and the establishment of a fair system that includes Mthwakazi socio-political norms … Continue reading Mthwakazi – change the system not just target the tribal imbalance

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Strategic planning is essential to Matabeleland political growth

Zimbabwe’s disastrous tribal supremacy politics has quite literally shattered Matabeleland’s political grasp while the subsequent cynicism and pessimism have destroyed Matabeles’ confidence in politics, damaged people’s participation and undermined institutions of all kind. We thus stand demoralised, defeated and marginalised within what should be independence in Zimbabwe. The way forward goes beyond complaining. We have … Continue reading Strategic planning is essential to Matabeleland political growth

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 … Continue reading Mthwakazi – let’s love ourselves first

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 … Continue reading Divisive politics shall never be the anchor to hold Mthwakazi

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. It is … Continue reading LET’S PROTECT PRO-MATABELELAND POLITICAL CREDIBILITY

Mthwakazi patriotism essential

Reality check of 36 years of Zimbabwean independence indicates a gross systematic loss of political control by Mthwakazi. With every year of 'independence' we are being pushed further away from decisions impacting our lives. We can change this steep path to oblivion, but a steely and collective resolve is required to restore ourselves. The same … Continue reading Mthwakazi patriotism essential

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) … Continue reading Ndebeles must discard the offensive term ‘AmaHole’