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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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Mthwakazi lessons from the ‘Arab Spring’

Egypt, Libya and Syria may currently be the least expected destinations for a keen political scholar yet Mthwakazi nationalists will do well to cast their eyes on those countries’ opposition activities, especially the organisation of that opposition and its execution of its aims and objectives. It is too early to objectively judge the performance of Mthwakazi nationalist organisations; what is clear though is the perfection of anti-Zimbabwe rhetoric, the mushrooming number of independence orientated political parties, Mthwakazi focused civic organisations and nationalist debates yet the apparent confusion of aims of nationalists restricts both execution and progress on the ground. Continue reading