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Strategic coherence vital for Matabeleland

Stepping into a new political realm means a total renunciation of past politics that sold tribal and racial bigotry as credible policies. If we want change, we must reject the use of tribalism as a political strategy. There is no justification in allowing confusion to define our political goals. We must define what we want; identify goals and prioritise our strategies. Continue reading

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Mthwakazi needs a lobby group to mobilise voters

Ages of experience have taught us that without public support, a political project is dead before it has even started; our Mthwakazi political project is no exception. Something is fundamentally wrong here, we are not short of talent; we have a political space full of our political parties, yet we are ruled by the enemy. Continue reading

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Matabeleland territory not a rehearsal site for political violence

As victims and first-hand witnesses of state violence, we must use our experience to denounce all forms of violence; we must not be seen to be supporting and condoning violence; we must not be seen to be even remotely accommodating an insidious culture of violence that cheapens human life. Continue reading

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A politically proactive Mthwakazi is everyone’s duty

A progressive political space is one where everyone takes ownership of the political project at hand, and where no one is awaiting solutions, but everyone is creative and acts to turn dreams into reality. It is a space where people actively work to remove obstructions from their systems. Continue reading

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Can Matabeleland learn anything from pro-independence Catalans?

Zimbabwe is an environment of extreme tribalism, and tribalism makes more noise, normality does not sell. We want to turn the tide and make decency the norm in Mthwakazi’s fight for sovereignty. The outcome of the Catalonia 21-Dec-2017 election gives hope and further confirmation that armed intervention and violence (in general) is not the only intervention available to Mthwakazi. Continue reading

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Shonawashing of Mthwakazi is catastrophic

The main feature and constant reality of Zimbabwean independence has been its objective absence in Mthwakazi and Mthwakazi’s socio-political space being systematically altered. Shonawashing is the term I will use to call the deliberate and sustained socio-political practice of replacing Mthwakazi people, norms and values with Shona alternatives. Continue reading

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