MTHWAKAZI WILL NOT LET ACADEMIA MESS WITH POLITICAL DECISIONS

I have no doubt that academic education adds value to our politics but any suggestion that academic knowledge is superior to other forms of learning is misleading. Academia has no monopoly over the smartest minds. All education is essential for human development and political decisions need more than just academic knowledge. Continue reading

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MTHWAKAZI: HOW TO SEARCH FOR THE APPROPRIATE VOTER

We are not the pioneers of the Mthwakazi empowerment agenda; it is a generational effort, all we need to ensure is that we bear our responsibilities seriously and that the agenda is undone not by our generation. Our mandate is to pick up the button from our forebearers; the ambitions for the restoration, reinvigorating and empowerment of Mthwakazi date back to the very second the territory was lost to the white men in the late 19th Century. Continue reading

HOW TO RUN AN EFFECTIVE POLITICAL CAMPAIGN

As the Zimbabwean election season approaches, we once again contemplate Mthwakazi’s status, and we focus on the pro-Mthwakazi political environment. What is happening within this space or to be precise, what needs to happen? We seek to inform the campaign strategy of our political groups, particularly those that have expressed their intent to participate in the upcoming elections. Continue reading

MTHWAKAZI ON REPRESENTATIVE AND DIRECT DEMOCRACY

Secrecy ought not be the foundation of our standard political system; a culture of secrecy is a weapon for conspiracy and saves as an invaluable shield for politicians and the elite from public scrutiny; secrecy stands in direct conflict with our democratic aspirations that demand openness. Continue reading

TAKE TIME TO UNDERSTAND THOSE WHO YOU WANT TO LEAD

As argued in the previous article, there is a worrisome dislocation of the Mthwakazi movement from its main constituency, Matabeleland. For a successful transformation of Mthwakazi, organisations will need to transform themselves. We need to actively unmask the conditions leading to that disconnect, and that would require taking time to understand the population we want to lead. Continue reading

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

MTHWAKAZI POLICIES MUST COME FROM MTHWAKAZI RESIDENTS

All our systems and institutions must be designed on the back of Mthwakazi traditions, culture and needs. The right politics for us is one that allows us the freedom to be ourselves; our healthcare system, judiciary, education, the economical design and our political system must no longer be dictated to by the results of Mashonaland thinking, but the needs and wants of Mthwakazi citizens. Continue reading