ZIMBABWEAN SYSTEM MUST TREAT CITIZENS EQUAL

No sane person should wake up and be happy with the present state of things in Zimbabwe. We cannot accept the country as it is and lay claim to sanity. Each day we should wake up with a feeling of revulsion because of the injustice of things. First, victims and beneficiaries must reject tribalism and stop making excuses for systems, institutions and policies that dehumanise other people because of their social background. Continue reading

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INACTION MATABELELAND’S DEATHBED

The greatest gift Matabeleland handed to the anchors (ZANU PF and the MDC) of systematic tribalism in Zimbabwe is inaction; now we have the MDC flagrantly ignoring local interests and imposing outsiders who are clearly naïve to local culture, norms, values and languages to take up executive roles in Matabeleland’s capital city, Bulawayo. A stop must be put to this; we can no longer afford to open ourselves to such appropriation of our support. Continue reading

WHAT MATABELELAND LEARNED FROM ZIMBABWEAN ELECTIONS (30/07/2018)

We have learnt precious little from the latest election process in Zimbabwe. Contrary to popular belief, elections have not weakened ZANU PF, they have given it the opportunity to ‘legally’ shore up its grip on power. As has become the norm, allegations of widespread electoral manipulation dominate the post-election news. The political and voter apathy goes on in Matabeleland. Continue reading

WHY THE ARMED FORCES MUST NOT BE ROUTINELY ASKED TO DO POLICE WORK

The violent post-election clashes witnessed on Wednesday 01/08/2018 in Zimbabwe in which six civilians needlessly lost their lives when the Army opened fire on protesters in Harare do not only show the immaturity of the MDC leadership and insensitivity of ZANU PF but also remind us of the importance of keeping the armed forces in their barracks for as long as possible and allow our police/ peace forces to protect and serve the public in cases of civil disobedience. Continue reading

MTHWAKAZI POLITICS: GOING BACK FROM A WRONG TURN IS PROGRESS

Our politics cannot base itself on the law of the jungle, and the unilateral and indiscriminate abuse of citizens based on tribe is the law of the jungle. There are men and women of principle across the socio-political divide, but we are yet to see a party of principle. At present we are witnesses to unacceptable excesses right across the political spectrum because political parties have failed to set themselves minimum standards or codes of acceptable behaviour. Continue reading

ZIMBABWE NEEDS URGENT REFORM OF ITS CORRUPT POLITICAL SYSTEM

Huge and serious differences remain between Matabeleland and Mashonaland’s perceptions of independence; there is a wide gap between what Mthwakazi believes independence entitles her and what the State – dominated by Mashonaland – is prepared to deliver. Continue reading

ZIMBABWE’S TRIBAL IDENTITY POLITICS MARGINALISES MATABELELAND

Only scapegoating and not reality will attribute the deepening divisive politics in Zimbabwe to identity politics. Contrary to views espoused by the hugely conservative political organisations in Zimbabwe, identity politics has a positive role to play in our politics; significantly, it is not always a threat to security or a cause of disunity. Rather, it can be a source for progressivism that demands universal liberty and justice. Continue reading