Matabeleland’s action time is now

Unless we start actively responding to our challenges, we will not be masters of our destiny but mere rhetorical speakers. For a better tomorrow, we need good preparation work today; there is no time to look back and feel sorry for ourselves.

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Ideological credibility key for Matabeleland nationalism

The fundamental aspect of any political ideology is its credibility not how exciting it sounds. Matabeles are responsible for the conditions of their socio-political space; we are the only major blockade to the manifestation of our political dreams and we are the only solution.

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Matabeleland time to strategise

It is no secret that Matabeleland is completely isolated by the Zimbabwean political system. Matabeleland needs to change the system; failure to that, she will have to change her attitude. The first step towards change is self-awareness and the second step is self-acceptance.

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The case for a Matabeleland violent resistance not made yet

There is no dispute across Matabeleland of an immediate need for a social, economic and political reform that will grant the region greater autonomy. The greater argument lies in what the right strategy is. I personally have serious reservations on the greater case for calls for violent resistance at this point. Campaigners for violent resistance have yet to convince people that theirs is not a ‘strategy’ born of impatience.

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Matabeleland requires a sane political debate

A different socio-political formulation is required if the Matabeleland political space is to embrace innovation. First, intolerance has to go! An intolerant socio-political environment cannot be a foundation for a political democracy. Matabeleland needs to reconfigure its political space such that it effectively denies space to intolerance.

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Mthwakazi’s future must be waged and won in the public school

Mthwakazi’s future lies beyond the mere schooling of masses; it lies in the education of the Mthwakazi masses. While Zimbabwe’s education system has been good enough to empower some individual Mthwakazians, it has been equally effective in disempowering the Mthwakazi society. Mthwakazi’s acquired ignorance and not Zimbabwe’s monopoly on military resources is now the latter’s strength in maintaining its grip on the former.

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Mthwakazi lessons from the ‘Arab Spring’

Egypt, Libya and Syria may currently be the least expected destinations for a keen Mthwakazi political scholar yet our nationalists will do well to cast their eyes on those countries’ opposition activities, especially the organisational aspect of that opposition and its execution of its aims and objectives.

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