Federal Matabeleland requires decentralisation for good local governance

Creative politics is required so cultural differences in Mthwakazi/ Matabeleland do not become a source of division but a valuable base for social enrichment. Prejudice against other people is the one factor turning humans against each other; political opportunism appropriates differences, creates privileges for some population groups over others and implants perceptions of supremacy andContinue reading “Federal Matabeleland requires decentralisation for good local governance”

Political Empowerment a necessity for Mthwakazi Citizens

Agent policy and institutional reforms are needed to ensure the pro-Mthwakazi politics attains ideological congruence, and more important to ensure the movement does not become a version of ZANU PF. What is required is the creation, promotion and protection of a pro-citizens politics; this is an approach that will create structures that enable genuine politicalContinue reading “Political Empowerment a necessity for Mthwakazi Citizens”

Why federalism suits Mthwakazi

A unitary Zimbabwe has failed Mthwakazi; our view of the Zimbabwe political space today is that it is – to most Mthwakazi residents – a place of reference, not a place of residence (a place of learning, not a place of dwelling); sadly, it is hard to find anything good or positive to learn; ZimbabweContinue reading “Why federalism suits Mthwakazi”

How we distribute political power will shape our future

If Zimbabwe is to achieve and sustain a peaceable existence, it must acknowledge the fact the current political system does not address the realities of uneven political distribution between the two traditional states making up the country. We need to acknowledge that a radical redistribution of economic and political power and a radical restructuring ofContinue reading “How we distribute political power will shape our future”

How Mthwakazi suffocates in Zimbabwe’s politics of resource allocation

In an ideal world public sector intervention in economic activity is primarily motivated by the desire for efficient allocation of resources, equal wealth distribution and stabilisation of economic activity in a country. However, in the independent Zimbabwe evidence suggests that ulterior political interests have been the main determinant in deciding the allocation of resources inContinue reading “How Mthwakazi suffocates in Zimbabwe’s politics of resource allocation”

Mashonaland, not Matabeleland, must change attitude

It is disconcerting and disgusting to hear ‘independent’ political analysts trying to shift entire blame to Matabeleland people for the tribal disharmony in Zimbabwe. These groups or individuals seek political relevance through a failed attempt to mask actions of a clearly tribalist and offensive political system created by ZANU tribalists and backed by most inContinue reading “Mashonaland, not Matabeleland, must change attitude”

Tsvangirai’s attempts to ‘destroy’ ethnic identification is political futility

The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC Alliance is nowhere near a solution for Mthwakazi’s political problems; it is another organised deceit, a repugnant, filthy and grossly hypocritical institution whose only focus is replacing ZANU PF in government; the alliance is nothing but a continuation of a dictatorial political regime that exclusively protects the majority ethnic Shona populationContinue reading “Tsvangirai’s attempts to ‘destroy’ ethnic identification is political futility”

The Southern Powerhouse – let’s talk funding

We have talked the talk, now it is time to walk the walk. Planning to empower Matabeleland is not empowerment; setting deadline after deadline for action is not empowerment neither is renaming our dreams nor is articulating to our people what we are doing to empower the region. Empowerment is quite simply that, empowerment.