The great Harriet Tubman (1820 – 1923), a former slave, once proclaimed: ‘I freed thousands of slaves, and could have freed thousands more if they had known they were slaves’. In a sentence Harriet sums up Mthwakazi’s problem of passivity. Mthwakazi is slowly walking into extinction today in part because of the direct socioeconomic, cultural andContinue reading “Passivity is Mthwakazi’s Achilles heel”
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 Nguni (orContinue reading “On why reviving the Ndebele monarchy may be misguided”
We now believe our only hope of freedom and liberty lies in the control of our territory. We embrace fully the view that an idea whose time has come cannot be evicted; it cannot be imprisoned nor be stopped by any army or government.
As I write this blog, I hope that the fight for Mthwakazi’s recognition in Big Brother Africa (BBA) would have subsided but, was it a good choice for a battle? Are we not running the risk of grand standing and in the process trivialising the revolution?
The agenda for Mthwakazi self-determination is gathering pace though most of the work is still being conducted and pursued on online social networks. The cyber world location and action is comprehensible from the contextual understanding that advocating for a nationalism of the oppressed remains a good way of getting one killed (e.g. Martin Luther King,Continue reading “Colonialism, Gukurahundi and a Mthwakazi state”
Matabeleland lacks leaders who love the region; Matabeleland suffers from a power vacuum since the death of Dr Joshua Nkomo; the region is being disrespected by other ethnic groups. These are some of the assertions made by Mr Lovemore Moyo, a Matabeleland based senior member of the opposition party, the MDC-T.