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. While there is a role for populism in politics, it is […]

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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. History may not be everything but if we are to define Matabeleland’s […]

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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 […]

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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. The most certain victims of intolerance are debate […]

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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 […]

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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. It is too early to objectively judge the […]

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