Passivity is Mthwakazi’s Achilles heel

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”

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On why reviving the Ndebele monarchy may be misguided

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”

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Colonialism, Gukurahundi and a Mthwakazi state

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”

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