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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 sociopolitical 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

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Home, Mthwakazi Issues, Political Revolution, Zimbabwe

Is there a link between more formal education and better political leadership?

Holistic systemic and institutional change in Zimbabwe is now the only avenue to future progressive politics that can deliver genuine socioeconomic and political inclusivity. An informed person specification will be crucial in how we identify a pool of leaders to carry out our mandate. Continue reading

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Political integrity and not shortcuts will move us ahead

If pro-Mthwakazi groups are true to their word that they have a problem with the Zimbabwean politics, they should be sharply deviating from Zimbabwean political norms founded on tribalism. Our primary goal is political and economic safety and security for all, and our experience of Zimbabwean politics has taught us that tribalism is contraindicated in that. Continue reading

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Complete political reform is what Mthwakazi requires

I argue here that Matabeleland’s experience of Zimbabwean independence is that it ceased to move forward as a living force in October 1980 when Mugabe signed a deal with North Korea to train the Fifth Brigade; ZANU-orchestrated fascism grew in strength, took lives and hopes of non-Shona citizens in our land. Continue reading

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Mthwakazi stay out of the MDC formations/ ZANU PF sibling rivalry

Mthwakazi needs no reminding that, apart from sibling rivalry and associated jealousy, there are no major identity problems between MDC formations and ZANU PF. These are siblings vying for attention from the public and have shown that their ambition for power knows no bounds. Continue reading

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A case for funding the Mthwakazi agenda

The growing Facebook ‘likes’, ‘loves’ and ‘wows’ and open debates are welcome, but we now need to transition from those social media gestures of acknowledgement of the need for a political change into tangible action that will shake the political ground we are standing on. Continue reading

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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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